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Germany says up to Britain to propose Brexit solution to EU

AFP  |  Berlin 

on Friday said the ball remained in to propose a viable exit plan from the as the deadline looms.

Ahead of a crunch summit next week, Angela Merkel's said welcomed the British parliament's vote on Wednesday against a no-deal

"Nevertheless it is clear that the next steps, the next proposal on how to move forward must come from Britain," he told reporters. Seibert stressed it was in "no one's interest" for to crash out of the EU on March 29 without an agreement on the future relationship with the bloc. He noted that the EU summit on March 21-22 in "will of course deal with the (Brexit) issue intensively".

But after British MPs on Thursday voted to ask the EU to delay Brexit, Seibert said any such request would have to be formally submitted to the other 27 member states, debated and decided on.

"I do not want to pre-empt those talks," he said.

EU leaders have repeatedly said they would consider any request from

But they also want to know how long the extension would be -- and what it would be used for -- before they gather in

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 17:45 IST
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