October 16, 2018 / 7:46 AM / a year ago

Germany urges May to 'take responsibility' to get Brexit deal

FILE PHOTO: German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth attends an EU's General Affairs Council in Brussels, Belgium, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Germany wants British Prime Minister Theresa May to come up with constructive ideas and take responsibility for getting her supporters to back a final Brexit deal, European Affairs Minister Michael Roth said on Tuesday.

As he arrived for a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg, Roth told reporters that Berlin was aware that May had difficulties in getting a parliamentary majority but that the EU had limited room for maneuver to go any further toward the British position on avoiding a hard border for Northern Ireland.

Asked what his message to May would be, Roth said: “Take responsibility and be constructive.”

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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