Wednesday 21 February 2018

Germany tells Theresa May ‘time is running out’ over Brexit talks

The Prime Minister is due to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday.

Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa/AP)
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

The German government has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to present her government’s plans about the future relationship between Britain and the European Union after it leaves the bloc.

A spokesman for Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday: “It’s important for us that Britain concretise its plans … time is running out.”

Mrs Merkel is meeting with Mrs May in Berlin on Friday.

The EU’s Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said last week that Britain has still not outlined its vision of future EU-UK relations at virtually the half-way mark of the Brexit negotiations.

Britain officially departs the EU on March 29 next year, the first member ever to leave. But the extraordinarily complex negotiations must be concluded this autumn to allow time for parliaments of EU nations to ratify any deal.

Press Association

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