BERLIN – On the concept of-Brexit-agreement between the EU and Britain is not maintained. That was the message that the German chancellor Angela Merkel, British prime minister Theresa May gave during the visit from May to Berlin on Tuesday.
“We have said that there is no further opening of the terugtrekkingsakkoord is”, Merkel said afterwards. But according to the chancellor, there are, if necessary, solutions.
As the main bottleneck to see Merkel, the guarantee that there is an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after the Brexit. It is, according to Merkel, now the Brits more security for the country longer in a transitional period, about which the less freedom of manoeuvre in economic policy.
May visited Merkel after they earlier in the day in Den Haag a werkontbijt had enjoyed together with prime minister Mark Rutte.