Merkel says Brexit solution is possible without reopening divorce deal

Merkel says Brexit solution is possible without reopening divorce deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she believes a solution to the Irish border issue can be reached in Brexit negotiations without reopening the Withdrawal Agreement on Britain’s departure from the European Union, Reuters reported.

Britain and the remaining 27 members of the EU all have an interest in an orderly Brexit, Merkel said, speaking in Bratislava 50 days before Britain is due to leave the bloc.

“Fifty days is not much, and 50 days is a lot, depending on how you view it,” she said before meeting the leaders of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. “We all have an interest - I see that with the British parliament and the British government, with (British Prime Minister) Theresa May, but with us too - in achieving an orderly exit for Britain as that is better for all of us.”

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