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If Brexit talks fail 'it will not be because of the EU': Swedish PM Stefan Löfven

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Published: 20.Mar.2019 10:59 hrs

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven wants to extend Brexit negotiations with the UK, he told reporters a day before a crucial summit of European Union leaders in Brussels.

"If the process breaks down, it will not be because of the EU," Social Democrat leader Löfven was quoted by Swedish news agency TT as saying on Wednesday.

His British counterpart Theresa May is expected to ask for a short extension to Article 50 on Wednesday and EU leaders will decide at Thursday's summit whether or not to grant her request.

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