Germany's Merkel says EU ready to continue Brexit negotiations

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a post-EU summit news conference at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium October 16, 2020. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union is ready to continue negotiations with the United Kingdom on their post-Brexit relations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told businesses to get ready for a no-deal Brexit.

“We have seen light in the past days but also shadows,” Merkel told a news conference after a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.

Time was pressing and it would be “better for both sides to reach an agreement,” she said. “But not at any price.”

Reporting by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Paul Carrel