Brexit is tragedy, should be as soft as possible – Dutch finance minister

FILE PHOTO: Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra reacts at the start of an euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Dutch finance minister Wopke Hoekstra said on Wednesday that Brexit was a “tragedy” for Britain and the European Union, and should be agreed under the softest possible terms.

“I still think that the best outcome is a Brexit that is as soft as possible, but it takes two to tango,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Luxembourg.

Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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