Germany’s Merkel wants to ease Brexit shock on EU residents in UK

Dima Suchin
By Dima Suchin
March 29, 2017Worldshare

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her main aim in Brexit negotiations is easing the transition for EU citizens living in the U.K.

Merkel addressed members of two conservative parties, her own Christian Democrats and

the Christian Social Union, at a session of Parliament on Wednesday, March 29.

The EU and U.K. should remain close partners, Merkel stated, to minimize the impact of U.K.’s exit.

Brexit is causing unease for EU citizens, she said, particularly EU citizens living in the U.K.,

and the German government would focus on easing their fears.

“For many people in Europe, Great Britain’s intended departure from the EU is connected to very concrete worries about their own personal future,” she said. “This goes especially for the many Germans and European citizens living in Great Britain. Therefore, the German government will work intensively to make sure the effect on the everyday lives of those people is as small as possible.”

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