Merkel U-turn: How 'secret' documents showed Germany wanted EU-UK FTA three years ago

ANGELA MERKEL wanted Britain and the EU to strike a "comprehensive" free trade agreement" already in 2017, unearthed reports reveal.

On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Brussels to prepare for no deal. As she set out plans for Germany's six-month presidency in the European Parliament, Mrs Merkel said: "I will continue to push for a good solution, but we should also prepare for a possible no deal scenario. "Progress in negotiations so far has been slim, to put it diplomatically."

She added: "We've agreed with the United Kingdom to accelerate the pace of talks to reach an agreement by autumn, an...
source: Express

2020-07-13 14:53
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