October 12, 2018 / 12:24 PM / 10 months ago

UK must take realistic approach to Brexit talks - Slovenian PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec shake hands after a joint news conference in Berlin, Germany, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Reuters) - European Union members expect Britain to take a constructive and realistic approach to negotiations on its exit from the European Union, Slovenian Prime minister Marjan Sarec said on Friday after discussing Brexit with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“We hope that talks will be constructive. We hope that we will not get caught up in the same questions over and over but make progress,” he told a joint news conference with Merkel during a visit to Berlin. “We all expect a constructive and realistic approach from Britain.”

European Union leaders are due to discuss a possible Brexit deal with Britain over dinner in Brussels on Oct. 17.

Reporting by Michelle Martin and Maria Sheahan

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