In the disappointment with the once again failed Brexit vote is mixed in Berlin, even anger. For a Brexit-a shift entails a lot of risks.
The Frustration is unmistakable. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas - just back from Pakistan - does not want to give up hope on a solution though. But, he says, with this decision, it is nearer to a No Deal scenario.
Minister of state Michael Roth, SPD, makes it clear who bears the responsibility for it. The "Black-Peter-game" could not go on. "Some cynics in the UK think that they could push the European Union to blame in the shoes. We are ready to talk, but we get no reasonable answer, what the British side actually wants."
Minister of state Roth criticises the unclear statements of the British in the negotiations.
Roth doubts that a delay helps. It is totally unclear what could be regulated, he said in the Germany radio. An extension of the deadline, raises additional questions.
Because in may the European election on the calendar. The Minister of state to bear in mind that if there would be a longer shift may also be on the first of July, the UK would have to participate in the European elections. "Whether this is enforceable, because I doubt my," said Roth.