BERLIN – Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she was working hard to ensure the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was orderly but underlined the common stance among the bloc’s leaders that there was no room for renegotiation on the deal.
Merkel addressed the Bundestag, the country’s lower house of parliament, a day after meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
“We still have time, although it may be short,” she said, insisting that nonetheless, an orderly Brexit was achievable.
The UK is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019.
May is to face a leadership challenge from her own Conservative Party backbenchers later on Wednesday.