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Germany: Merkel to discuss Brexit with EP President Sassoli

Germany, Berlin
October 08, 2019 at 14:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed President of the European Parliament David Sassoli to Berlin on Monday, to discuss among other topics Britain’s expected departure from the European Union

"We have big tasks ahead of us, including Britain’s exit from the European Union of course - that will be a subject of our discussion today, especially as the president is travelling on to London to see the British prime minister," she said.

On his first European tour in his new role, Sassoli has already met with French President Emmanuel Macron and is expected to travel to London on Wednesday to meet with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed President of the European Parliament David Sassoli to Berlin on Monday, to discuss among other topics Britain’s expected departure from the European Union

"We have big tasks ahead of us, including Britain’s exit from the European Union of course - that will be a subject of our discussion today, especially as the president is travelling on to London to see the British prime minister," she said.

On his first European tour in his new role, Sassoli has already met with French President Emmanuel Macron and is expected to travel to London on Wednesday to meet with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street.

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