Germany Maas Says Failing to Get Brexit Deal Would Be Irresponsible

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – The coronavirus has made a post-Brexit agreement more necessary than before and failing to get a deal would be “irresponsible,” Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday. The pandemic has made the talks with London “even more difficult” but it “has also made an agreement even more urgent,” Maas said after meeting the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Berlin. “With today’s health and economic challenges, people on both sides of the channel have enough to shoulder, so it would be totally irresponsible to burden them in this position with additional problems through a no-deal.” A solution for the future border regime between Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as fair competition and the unity of the EU internal market are particularly important, he added, Politico reported