June 9, 2017 / 5:46 AM / a year ago

EU'S Oettinger says unsure if Brexit talks can start on time after UK vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union’s budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger on Friday said he was unsure if Britain’s negotiations about leaving the bloc could begin on time after Thursday’s U.K. parliamentary election failed to elect a clear winner.

Guenther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, speaks during the welcome night at the world's biggest computer and software fair CeBit in Hanover, Germany, March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Nigel Treblin

Oettinger told Germany’s Deutschlandfunk broadcaster a weak negotiating partner in Britain could result in a poor outcome.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Michael Nienaber

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