A group of influential German politicians and business leaders including the woman primed to take over from Angela Merkel as chancellor have urged Britain to stay in the EU as Brexit looms. “Britain has become part of who we are as Europeans,” the letter read. “We would miss Britain as part of the European Union, especially in these troubled times. “Should Britain wish to leave the European Union for good, it will always have friends in Germany and Europe,” they said. On Thursday, the German parliament passed a Brexit transition law, which would only take effect if the planned transition period until the end of 2020 were initiated.
Source: The Guardian January 18, 2019 11:10 UTC