|10 October, 2019

Merkel: We want to minimise negative impact of Brexit if it is disorderly

UK PM Boris Johnson determined to leave EU on Oct. 31

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during her visit of Herrenknecht AG in Schwanau, Germany, October 7, 2019.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during her visit of Herrenknecht AG in Schwanau, Germany, October 7, 2019.

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NUREMBERG, Germany - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany wanted to minimise the negative impact of Brexit in both Britain and Germany if Britain were to leave the European Union in a disorderly manner.

"We want to reduce the negative effects, even if there is a disorderly Brexit, in both countries," Merkel said.

(Reporting by Reuters Television Writing by Michelle Martin Editing by Tassilo Hummel) ((MichelleHannah.Martin@thomsonreuters.com; +49 30 2888 5223; Reuters Messaging: MichelleHannah.Martin.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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