PM Johnson urges Merkel to budge on Brexit

BERLIN (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks as he meets with health professionals during his visit…


British PM should have left letter if he wanted results in Berlin, Paris – German lawmaker

FILE PHOTO: German Chairman of the parliamentary subcommittee for foreign affairs Norbert Roettgen holds a news conference at the German Embassy in Washington July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron BERLIN (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should not have sent his letter urging the European Union to reopen the Brexit divorce deal if he wanted…


Germany’s BDI – British PM irresponsible to call for Withdrawal Agreement to be reopened

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s BDI industry association said on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call to re-open the Withdrawal Agreement was irresponsible and said German firms had no choice but to prepare for a hard Brexit on October 31. “German businesses support the German government and the European Commission in standing


Sterling briefly jumps after Merkel says will think about Brexit backstop solutions

FILE PHOTO: UK pound coins plunge into water in this illustration picture, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Dado RuvicLONDON (Reuters) – Sterling briefly jumped on Tuesday after German chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union would think about practical solutions to the backstop, an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border that London wants scrapped. The pound…


Britain to ‘unshackle’ officials from most EU meetings ahead of Brexit

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Steve Barclay walks at Downing Street in London, Britain April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) – Britain will “unshackle” its officials from most European Union meetings so they can focus on Brexit, reducing attendance by up to half, the Brexit ministry said on…