Germany's Merkel urges pragmatic approach to Northern Ireland

© Reuters. German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks after a bilateral meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for a “pragmatic solution” to disagreements over part of the Brexit deal that covers border issues with Northern Ireland.

The EU has to defend its common market, she said, but on technical questions there could be pragmatic solutions, she added at a press conference during a Group of Seven leaders’ summit.

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