The German chancellor said the British authorities had revealed”a willingness to make a deal with very concrete suggestions”.
“There’s been movement in recent days, important movement… so we’re on a much better path than previously but, now I have to say quite clearly, we haven’t attained the target nonetheless,” Merkel told Germany’s Bundestag lower house of parliament.
Speaking before the summit, Merkel said there’d been numerous occasions in the recent years in which a remedy appeared to have been nearly achieved before things broke, including that she couldn’t so say the way the EU summit could finish up this week.
“We don’t have a deal on each of the questions associated with habits. We want practical, realistic answers on the way the new habits controls in Northern Ireland should concretely be executed,” she explained.
“An arrangement on an orderly death of the UK in the European Union remains potential,” she told lawmakers, adding to loud applause: “I could say that we won’t permit violence and hate to flare up about the island of Ireland .”
“We are going to negotiate before the final minute,” she explained.
“When necessary, we could meet again to get an outstanding (European) Council. But let us see what happens. Even if we’re well prepared for a comfortable departure, an orderly Brexit is obviously in everybody’s interests.”