Germany eager to see UK parties agree on Brexit

Business | 17 May 2019 7:17 pm

The German government says it still has a "great interest'' in Britain reaching a domestic agreement on how to move forward on Brexit, after talks between government and opposition broke down. 
Martina Fietz, a spokeswoman for Chancellor Angela Merkel, said today that she can not comment specifically on the latest development. But she said that the German government's interest in Britain agreeing how to organize the country's exit from the European Union and get it through Parliament "is of course still there, and we are watching with interest what is happening in London.'' 
Britain was due to leave the EU on March 29, but the bloc has extended the Brexit deadline until October 31. 
German Foreign Ministry spokesman Rainer Breul said "we of course expect from the British side that they use this time frame and don't face the same situation in October that we had a few weeks ago.''-AP

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