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Delaying Britain’s departure from the European Union is justifiable if there is a real chance of securing an orderly Brexit, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Mass said while speaking to Funke media group, according to Reuters.  

British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union (EU) to allow Britain to extend Brexit to June 30 and the European leaders are expected to discuss that at a summit on Thursday.

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A postponement makes sense if it leads to an orderly Brexit.

There can only be a solution on the basis of the Withdrawal Agreement. But it is also clear that it is especially important to us that the European elections run properly.