Germany, France, speak up after UK triggers Brexit

Germany and France react to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s triggering of the Brexit process.

Reactions also poured in from other European countries after the country triggered divorce talks with the EU on Wednesday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, for her part, snubbed the British premier’s calls for talks about the future relationship between the two countries to be held simultaneously with negotiations over the exit process.

“The negotiations must first clarify how we will disentangle our interlinked relationship,” the German chancellor said in the capital Berlin. “Only when this question is dealt with can we – hopefully soon after – begin talking about our future relationship.”

A television screen displays an image of British Prime Minister Theresa May as she speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the Houses of Parliament just before the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin the process of Britain’s…

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March 30th, 2017 by