ANGELA Merkel is set to reject Boris Johnson’s bid to renegotiate a Brexit understanding when a span accommodate in France subsequent weekend, leaked papers show.
The German Chancellor will “stick to a line” that a uphold and Withdrawal Agreement can’t be altered according to a Finance Ministry paper.
The dossier says her supervision now considers No Deal to be a “highly likely” outcome given a PM’s final to embankment a Irish limit fix.
Sajid Javid will fly to Berlin currently for his initial face-to-face talks on Brexit with reflection Olaf Scholz, according to German media.
German officials design Mr Johnson to use a G7 limit in Biarritz to emanate a “big moment” in a bid to secure a breakthrough.
He will accommodate EU leaders including Mrs Merkel and Emmanuel Macron for a initial time during a get-together in a south of France.
‘STICK TO THE LINE’
The document, leaked to German paper Handelsblatt, says: “In viewpoint of this, it is critical from a EU viewpoint to hang to a prior line.”
It also expresses fears that even if a EU concluded to embankment a uphold there still wouldn’t be a infancy in Parliament for a deal.
Berlin officials advise Mr Johnson is doubtful to behind down from his demands, definition Member States should bend adult for No Deal.
They state that Germany’s preparations are “largely completed” and that no serve measures need to be announced during EU turn to alleviate a impact.
The dossier says additional aria on a country’s etiquette systems can be ironed out by “flexible crew deployment” and “IT-based optimisation”.
Mrs Merkel insisted she still wants a “close partnership” with Britain after deliberating Brexit with new Lithuanian boss Gitanas Nauseda.
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