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WorldMerkel says still sees 'every chance' for Brexit deal

12:41  11 september  2019
12:41  11 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she believed agreement could still be reached with Britain on an orderly exit from the EU, pledging to fight for a deal . German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German parliament there was still time to hammer out a workable accord for Brexit .

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on September 11 that she believed an agreement could still be reached with Britain. Merkel said that there was still time to hammer out a workable deal .

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she believed agreement could still be reached with Britain on an orderly exit from the EU, pledging to fight for a deal.

Merkel says still sees 'every chance' for Brexit deal© John MACDOUGALL German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German parliament there was still time to hammer out a workable accord for Brexit

Speaking to the Bundestag lower house of parliament, the German leader said there was still time to hammer out a workable accord.

"The EU will in a few months experience the exit of an important member, the exit of Britain," Merkel said.

"I am firmly convinced that we still have every chance to do it in an orderly way and the German government will work toward making this possible until the very last day."

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she believed agreement could still be reached with Britain on an orderly exit from the EU, pledging to "I am firmly convinced that we still have every chance to do it in an orderly way and the German government will work toward making this possible

"We still have every chance of getting an orderly ( Brexit ) and the German government will do everything it can to make that possible - right up to the last day. But I also say we are prepared for a disorderly Brexit ," Merkel told parliament. "But the fact remains that after the withdrawal of Britain, we

However she added that if the European Union and Britain failed to agree on terms for Brexit that Germany as the bloc's top economy was "prepared" for a disorderly divorce.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended parliament Tuesday following a series of bruising clashes with MPs over his Brexit plan but insisted he was making every effort to strike an exit deal with the European Union.

Merkel says still sees 'every chance' for Brexit deal© John MACDOUGALL In the event of a no-deal Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Berlin was prepared for a disorderly divorce

As the planned departure date of October 31 looms, Johnson said: "We're working very hard to get a deal. I think we will get a deal but if absolutely necessary we will come out with no deal."

The Conservative leader has faced intense opposition in the House of Commons to his threat to leave the bloc without agreeing exit terms with Brussels.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Britain could still leave the European Union with a deal but if that proved not to be the case then Berlin was prepared for a disorderly Brexit . British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's stated aim is to persuade the EU to give him a new deal at.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she believed agreement could still be reached with Britain on an orderly exit from the EU, pledging to fight for a deal . Speaking to the Bundestag lower house of parliament, the German leader said there was still time to hammer out a workable accord.

Before he suspended parliament, MPs rushed through legislation requiring Johnson to postpone Brexit by three months if he fails to secure a deal at an EU summit on October 17-18.

He took office in July promising to renegotiate the Brexit terms struck by his predecessor, Theresa May, which were rejected three times by MPs.

He has previously said he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than delay Brexit.

Merkel has repeatedly expressed concerns that a no-deal exit could deal a body blow to the European economy with a recession already looming.

But she has stressed that the integrity of the EU is too important to sacrifice core principles for the sake of a deal.

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