Commenting on the news on Sunday about the intention of British prime minister, Theresa May, to ask the EU for an extension of Art. 50 to postpone Brexit, Costa said he sees this "in a positive way".
Portugal’s prime minister, António Costa, said on Monday that he was in favour of postponing the departure of the United Kingdom of the European Union, saying all that could avoid a chaotic Brexit was “desirable and healthy”.
Commenting on the news on Sunday by the British press about the intention of British prime minister, Theresa May, to ask the EU for an extension of Article 50 to postpone Brexit, Costa said he sees this information in a “positive way.”
“It is the view that if it is not possible to solve [the Brexit situation] in two weeks, we should give the opportunity to resolve in more time, but above all we will not give up creating conditions so that there is no Brexit or that there is a Brexit that develops in an articulated and planned way and not in a chaotic way, as is on the verge of happening,” he said.
Adding that “all that can be done to avoid a chaotic Brexit is desirable and healthy,” without specifying whether his preference would be a two-month or two-year postponement.