German minister urges UK to be more ‘realistic’ in Brexit talks

Euractiv | Aug 6, 2020 at 2:43 PM
  • Britain needs to be more “realistic and pragmatic” in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, Germany’s European affairs minister told AFP in an interview Thursday (6 August).
  • Expressing deep disappointment over deadlocked negotiations on Britain’s future relationship with the bloc, Michael Roth also voiced astonishment that London also “does not appear to have any increased interest in discussing foreign and security issues” with the EU.
  • Roth noted that more than ever, Germany is counting on backing from France.