BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain is moving closer to crashing out of the European Union without a deal, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday, adding that both sides should now focus on defining their future relationship after Brexit.
“We hope naturally that in the coming 17 days we would still be able to avoid a disorderly exit,” Maas said in a statement. “But we must now wait and see how the political situation in Britain develops and must not speculate. The British lower house has it all in its own hands.”
Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Sandra Maler