The Brits go to the polls on June 23 to vote on whether the UK should stay in the EU or leave. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warns of the consequences of a Brexit.
President Steinmeier warned that populists were using nationalism to keep focus away from the big picture in his first speech to the EU parliament. He called Brexit "bitter" and "irresponsible."
Chancellor Merkel faces a historic task in forging a "Jamaica coalition" of the conservatives, Free Democrats and Greens. The parties have a long way to go to bridge their differences, and have no option but to succeed.
Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said external upheaval made it necessary for Warsaw and Poland to make amends. The EU is investigating Poland's nationalist government for violating the bloc's rules.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called for Brexit negotiations to start as soon as possible. His UK counterpart Boris Johnson has said a key court decision would not interfere with the current timeline.
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