STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Sweden should support a request by Britain to extend the deadline for its divorce from the European Union, news agency TT reported on Wednesday.
Speaking to the Swedish parliament's EU committee ahead of a summit of EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday, Lofven said a no-deal Brexit would be the worst possible outcome. "Sweden should support a position where the EU shows a great deal of acceptance when it comes to an extension of the negotiation period, even a longer extension, if that were to be what is on the table."
British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to request a short delay to Brexit on Wednesday after her failure to get a divorce deal ratified by parliament.
(Reporting by Simon Johnson; Editing by Janet Lawrence)