September 27, 2018 / 7:03 PM / 8 months ago

Merkel - single market remains complicated issue in Brexit talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in a conference about the equal living conditions between urban and rural areas in Berlin, Germany September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that some parts of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal for a Brexit deal with the European Union worked well, but the crucial question of how to leave the single market remained complicated.

Asked during a panel discussion if Britain should have a second referendum on Brexit, Merkel said: “I believe that everything that happens there in Britain has to be decided by the British themselves.”

Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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