BERLIN – The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May met on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin as part of a whistle-stop tour to meet European leaders for further discussions on Brexit a day after she decided to delay a vote on her deal on the country’s withdrawal from the European Union.
May met fellow conservative politician Merkel in the German capital having traveled from The Hague, where she had a breakfast meeting with her Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.
Head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has already said the draft Brexit deal would not be subject to renegotiation but said he was open to give further clarification on it.
He is due to meet May later Tuesday.
The British PM told lawmakers in the UK Parliament Monday that she would delay the meaningful vote on Brexit given the likeliness it would be shot down amid considerable opposition in the chamber.
A government spokesperson has since announced the vote would be rescheduled for before Jan. 21, 2019.
The UK is to leave the EU on March 29, 2019.