BRUSSELS | The Latest: Merkel: Brexit deal “diplomatic piece of art”

25Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BRUSSELS— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):

1:20 p.m.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells reporters in Brussels the Brexit deal brokered between the EU and Prime Minister Theresa May is a “diplomatic piece of art.”

Merkel says “it’s a historic day, which triggers very ambivalent feelings … it is tragic that the UK is leaving the EU now after 45 years, but we have to, of course, respect the vote of the British people.”

She praised the deal struck “in an extremely difficult situation, in a situation without any precedence because we haven’t had it before that a European country leaves the EU.”

Merkel said while the agreement was based on very hard negotiations, it “considers both sides’ interest”

12:40 p.m.

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