German business urges swift Brexit resolution

AP , Thursday 13 Dec 2018

Germany's main business lobby group says it's up to the British government ``not to waste any more time'' and to secure an orderly exit from the European Union.

The Federation of German Industries placed responsibility for avoiding a no-deal Brexit squarely on London.

In a statement, the group's director general, Joachim Lang, appealed to ``those responsible in London to organize a majority to avert a hard Brexit as soon as possible.''

Otherwise, he said companies ``will have to press ahead with implementing the necessary emergency measures for a disorderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.''

Lang said the withdrawal agreement Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to sell in Britain ``will help limit the damage on both sides of the Channel.''

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