BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants Britain to maintain a close partnership with the European Union after its divorce from the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
“We have of course spoken about Britain’s exit from the European Union and in this regard made clear that we want a withdrawal that will at the same time yield a close partnership between Britain and the EU member states,” Merkel told reporters at a news conference with the visiting president of Lithuania.
(Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Michelle Martin)
- Australia just crushed the dream of a free trade deal and blamed Theresa May’s Soft Brexit
- Theresa May Says ‘Trust Me’ But Brexiteers Aren't Sure They Can
- Boris Johnson RESIGNS as Foreign Secretary over Brexit hours after David Davis in killer blow to May
- 'We don't want Brexit Britain to have better deal with EU than us,' Norway warns Brussels
- Brexit deal should be judged a failure if businesses face ‘additional costs’ for EU trading, MPs warn
- Will Britain find a new role in the world after Brexit?
- Europe Is Ready to Move On From Brexit
- POLITICO Brexit Files: Doomsday scenario — Red lines rubbed out? — Hokey cokey Brexit
- UK reveals proposed EU security deal
- Can May persuade EU to relax red lines?