July 13, 2018 / 10:13 AM / 3 months ago

Assessing Brexit proposals is EU Commission's job - German govt

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany welcomes Britain’s publication of a White Paper with proposals on its future relationship with the European Union after Brexit, but it is for the European Commission to assess those proposals, a government spokesman said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: German government spokesman Steffen Seibert addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

British media reported this week that British Prime Minister Theresa May had told ministerial colleagues that Brexit proposals had been “cleared” with Chancellor Angela Merkel. At a regular news conference in Berlin, government spokesman Steffen Seibert declined to confirm the reports.

Reporting by Thomas Escritt and Riham Alkousaa, editing by Paul Carrel

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