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Merkel to host Johnson in Berlin amid growing Brexit drama


Added 08-21-19 04:03:02am EST - “German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Berlin as Britain and the European Union are hurtling toward a costly no-deal Brexit in October.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Merkel to host Johnson in Berlin amid growing Brexit drama”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Berlin as Britain and the European Union are hurtling toward a costly no-deal Brexit in October.

Despite growing tensions between Britain and the EU, Merkel said Tuesday the main stumbling block concerning Britain’s departure from the European Union - the Irish border issue - can be removed if a “practical solution” is found.

Merkel said the remaining 27 EU countries are willing to find such a solution but don’t want to reopen a carefully negotiated Brexit deal agreed last year.

Merkel, who is set to welcome Johnson with military honors on Wednesday evening, also said whichever path Britain chooses the EU is willing to cooperate closely on economic and security issues.

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