September 25, 2018 / 8:04 AM / 24 days ago

Britain and EU must reach Brexit breakthrough in coming weeks - Germany's BDI

BERLIN (Reuters) - There must be a breakthrough on getting a Brexit deal in the coming weeks to ensure a transition period that would give firms legal certainty until the end of 2020, Germany’s BDI industry association said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: BDI president Dieter Kempf addresses a news conference before the German Industry Day, hosted by the BDI industry association, in Berlin, Germany, June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

“Even this amount of time will hardly suffice to negotiate a free trade agreement as the United Kingdom envisages,” BDI President Dieter Kempf said.

Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Michelle Martin

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