Angela Merkel has described Eurosceptics’ calls for Britain to reject Brexit talks as “absurd”, reports The Telegraph.
The German Chancellor said there is “zero indication” that Brexit talks will fail and claimed she is in “permanent conversation” with Prime Minster Theresa May.
The statement was delivered during a dinner attended by May and other EU leaders. It followed the Prime Minister’s rejection of a large Brexit divorce bill. Instead May appealed for a deal she could “defend” to the British people.
Merkel added: “So what I heard today was a confirmation of the fact that, in contrast to what you hear in the British press, the process is moving forward step by step.”
The EU leaders’ next meeting is expected to take place on December 14-15.