German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked to lawmakers in Bundestag today covering a number of topics.
Regarding Brexit, Merkel said the EU-UK relationship cannot not be as close as it is now after Brexit. However, she still emphasized that EU wants “friendly relationship” with UK. Also, she was “deep, detailed” free trade accord between EU and UK.
On the other hand, Merkel blasts US President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs as “unlawful”. EU and Germany will continue talks with the US. However, Merkel emphasized that if necessary “we will take unambiguous counter measures”.