October 15, 2019 / 7:19 AM / 2 months ago

Germany 'not quite sure' Brexit deal is close

FILE PHOTO: Germany's Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth listens to a journalist ask a question about Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, during his press conference with British Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan and Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz at the Western Balkans Summit in London, Britain, July 9, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Germany’s EU minister said on Tuesday he was “not quite sure” that a Brexit deal was close.

Michael Roth said any no-deal Brexit would be “a disaster” as he arrived for talks with bloc’s ministers to assess progress in Brexit talks before a make-or-break summit of the union’s 28 national leaders on Thursday and Friday.

“I’m not quite sure if a deal is close”, he added.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Robin Emmott;Editing by Andrew Heavens

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