New elections in Britain bring clarity to Brexit talks

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks during a news conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias (not pictured) following their meeting at the ministry in Athens, Greece, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Vastavam web: Germany said today that it hoped new elections in Britain on June 8 would bring “clarity and predictability” to talks with the European Union on Britain’s exit from the bloc.”Predictability and reliability are more important than ever after Britain’s Brexit vote. Drawn-out uncertainty does the political and economic relationship between Europe and Britain no good,” said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel.Theresa May today made the surprise announcement for a snap general election as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the EU.The bloc, meanwhile, said it did not expect its negotiating guidelines to be modified in response to May’s announcement.