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Date TimeOctober 15, 2017
VoiceTHERESA May and Angela Merkel agreed Brexit negotiations must be a success for the good of both the European Union and Britain.

Brexit talks MUST progress: May and Merkel agree end to deadlock over EU payment demands

Negotiations over Britain’s withdrawal from the 28-strong bloc have stalled after negotiator for Brussels, Michel Barnier, refused to continue until a financial settlement was agreed.
Many member states and politicians have sought to “punish” Britain for voting to leave, and leaving a gigantic black hole in the EU budget.
However, Mrs Merkel has agreed with Downing Street the talks must continue.
Mrs May and the German Chancellor agreed the need for “continued constructive progress” May’s office said.
Berlin and London also agreed on Sunday they remained committed to the nuclear deal with Iran after a US decision to decertify the agreement, a spokeswoman said after a call between Prime Minister and German Chancellor.
The spokeswoman said: ”They agreed the UK and Germany both remained firmly committed to the deal.
"They also agreed the international community needed to continue to come together to push back against Iran's destabilising regional activity, and to explore ways of addressing concerns about Iran's ballistic missile programme."
German car companies, which make billions from UK sales, will lobby the Chancellor to speed up the process of trade talks in the negotiations.
They have not yet begun in brussels to talk about a trade deal because of the “deadlock” over the settlement bill.
The EU wants billions from Britain to cover its commitments up to 2020.
But German businesses are demand talks hurry up and get to the all important future trade deal.

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