LONDON (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says he hopes Britain’s early election will lead to more clarity and predictability in upcoming negotiations on the country’s exit from the European Union.
Prime Minister Theresa May last month formally triggered Britain’s exit talks, nine months after the country voted in a referendum to leave the EU. She plans to seek a stronger parliamentary mandate in an election June 8.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in comments to the Funke newspaper group published Tuesday that “any long uncertainty definitely will not do political and economic relations between Europe and Britain any good.”
He added: “Hopefully, the new election announced today by Prime Minister May can lead to more clarity and predictability in the negotiations with the European Union.”