The Berlin bureau chief of the "Economist", Jeremy Cliffe, tells DW before the election in the UK that a strong result for May might not necessarily strengthen her negotiating hand in Brussels during Brexit talks.
More economic indicators are pointing to a slowdown of the German economy. Fresh industrial output and exports data showed that Europe's powerhouse started the second quarter of 2018 on a weak footing.
European stocks opened higher on Friday, defying a UK election result that looked set to throw Britain into fresh political turmoil and the country's currency on track for its biggest one-day loss of the year.
To move Brexit forward, a different style of negotiation is needed - and compromise is the only option, Labour’s Member of Parliament Chris Bryant tells DW.
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