Wait and drink tea is actually considered as a Maxim of the British way of life. But on the day after the Brexit vote, the authorities in Berlin to practice. Early In the morning in the ZDF morning magazine Minister diplomatically advises of the economy to patience: You have to let the British the opportunity to clarify what they wanted, says Peter Altmaier (CDU). Also, Chancellor Angela Merkel plays the Ball to London. "We believe that it is now on the British side (...) to tell us how it goes," said the CDU-politician in front of an already scheduled interview with the foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag. The good German will to find a "proper solution", not lack of it. It'll still be some time. But outside of the Ausschusstür as later on inside the members Merkel makes it clear: Before we can Theresa help May perhaps, we need to know at least where.
The extremely clear ' no ' in the British house of Commons to the Treaty, the May with the EU, which had already been negotiated, the answer is doubly difficult. "Relatively egregious," says Merkel in the Committee vote, with this clarity, no one had expected. This massive Blockade, with minor concessions to resolve appears to be impossible. Complete renegotiation would not but out of the question, stressed the Chancellor in front of the deputies. "Discussions to clarify" will not refuse you – but always in coordination with the other EU member States.
preparing a two-pronged approach
Details not want to engage with the Chancellor. The babble of voices was not large enough to give participants again, she didn't want to contribute. The British should be able to clarify without pressure from the outside your Position. Also, a postponement of the withdrawal date you don't want to talk.
Behind this attitude, the experience, the tempers on the island willingly each half of the sentence miss, sounds like a softening of the EU-Front is except the real perplexity clearly. Even Merkel's hint that the Federal government wanted to keep the already unavoidable damage "as small as possible", there may already be too much.More about
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The German preparations for the Brexit continue to run a two-pronged approach. On Thursday, the Bundestag will adopt a law, the transitional provisions for the event of a regulated exit from the community. It is intended to prevent, for example, that the British, who want to be naturalized in Germany, will lose their British passport, and Vice versa. The Federal Cabinet has decided, as a precaution, two additional draft laws for the "hard Brexit". No one wants to. At best, says the designated CSU leader Markus Söder, would in any case of withdrawal from the Brexit. However, the chances he disdain: "What is happening now is total Chaos."