Merkel advised the British not to deceive ourselves about Brexit

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the British that they are not deceived about their rights in the EU after Brexit. About it reports Reuters.

“A foreign state, which will become Britain can not and will not have the same rights as members of the European Union, — has declared the Chancellor, speaking in the Bundestag. — I should say as clearly as possible, because, as I see it, in Britain, some cherish certain illusions is a waste of time.”

Merkel also said that the financial commitments of London before the EU will be discussed at the first stage of negotiations. According to the Chancellor, to discuss a trade agreement Britain and the European Union can not be earlier than the end of the process Brexit.

“We will be able to conclude an agreement on future relations with Britain only after all the questions about her exit from the EU will be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction,” she explained.

On March 28, Prime Minister Theresa may has signed a letter notifying EU authorities of the formal start of procedure Brexit. Negotiating this process will take two years.

The decision to withdraw the UK from the EU were adopted by referendum on 23 June 2016. The rejection of EU membership was supported by more than half of voters.