Merkel seeking to avoid no-deal Brexit - report

Friday, 04. December 2020 19:43

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took an initiative to help achieve a "compromise" that will allow the post-Brexit trade agreement to be finalized without further complications, the British Guardian reported on Friday.

Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, stated earlier in the day that the German chancellor acknowledges that each side has its own "red lines", but room for compromise can always be found. At the same time, sources close to the United Kingdom's government remain optimistic about reaching a deal shortly, despite British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statement that the negotiations "are at a very difficult point."

Meanwhile, French minister for European Affairs Clement Beaune had said that France would use its veto power to block a Brexit deal that would not be beneficial for his country, and Republic of Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin announced his expectations for "intensive" Brexit talks during the weekend.

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