Germany’s Merkel says there’s a lot of work to do on Brexit by October

Germany’s Merkel says there’s a lot of work to do on Brexit by October

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SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – Substantial progress should be made on Brexit by October with a view to wrapping up a deal in November, German Chancellor Angela Merkel advised reporters at an off-the-cuff European Union summit on Thursday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a information convention after the casual assembly of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

“It was clear immediately that we’d like substantial progress by October and that we then purpose to finalise every thing in November,” Merkel stated. “We now have come a good distance already on the exit settlement … we nonetheless have numerous work to do on the longer term relationship.”

Reporting by Francois Murphy; Writing by Paul Carrel; Modifying by Michelle Martin

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