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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


Merkel: No need to reopen Brexit deal to tackle Irish border

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Iceland | Halldor Kolbeins/AFP via Getty Images Merkel: No need to reopen Brexit deal to tackle Irish border ‘It’s a question of the future relationship,’ German chancellor says. By Emma Anderson 8/20/19, 6:29 PM CET Updated 8/20/19, 6:40 PM CET The EU will consider “practical” solutions for the Irish border…


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…