February 27, 2019 / 1:31 PM / 6 months ago

Germany's Merkel: If Britain needs more time for Brexit, we won't refuse

PARIS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that if Britain needed more time to sort out its departure from the European Union, she would not refuse.

“If Britain needs some more time, we won’t refuse but we are striving for an orderly solution,” Merkel said during a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday paved the way for a delay to Brexit until June from its planned date of March 29 if she loses the latest vote on her divorce deal next month.

Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Madeline Chambers

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