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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Berlin Prepared for Any Brexit Outcome: Merkel

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:13 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel affirmed on Sunday August 18th that she would talk with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday evening about Britain's planned departure from the European Union, Reuters reported.

"We are glad of every visit, and you have to talk, and you have to find good solutions," Merkel said during a panel discussion at the Chancellery, adding that Berlin was also prepared for a disorderly Brexit.

"We are prepared for any outcome. We can say that, even if we do not get an agreement. But in all events I will make an effort to find solutions - up until the last day of negotiations," she added.

She said that it’s always better to leave with an agreement than without one. “But if that's not possible, we'll be prepared for the alternative as well,” she noted.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is trying to persuade European Union leaders to reopen Brexit talks or face the prospect of its second-largest member leaving abruptly on October 31st with no deal, a measure that businesses expect would cause major disruption.


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