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New British authorities open to rapprochement with EU

Germany and Great Britain want to continue to work closely together in the future. Photo: Tobias Hase/dpa

Germany and Great Britain need to proceed to work carefully collectively sooner or later. Photo

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Just in the future after his appointment as the brand new British Foreign Secretary, Lammy is already in Berlin for his inaugural go to. The EU can be on the agenda.

Germany and Great Britain are contemplating a rapprochement of the United Kingdom with the European Union. “We are examining with the new British government how the United Kingdom can move closer to the #EU again,” the Foreign Office in Berlin introduced on the event of the inaugural go to of the brand new British Foreign Minister David Lammy to his colleague Annalena Baerbock (Greens). However, Lammy had already dominated out a return to the EU or the customs union after Brexit earlier than taking workplace.

Following the spectacular election victory of the Labour Party, Lammy was appointed the brand new Foreign Minister on Friday. Labour changed the Conservatives underneath the earlier Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after 14 years. Lammy had introduced that if he received the election he would shortly go to a number of allies, together with Germany. The Labour authorities needs to conclude a broad safety pact with the EU. It also needs to embrace areas equivalent to vitality and local weather, in addition to nearer cooperation within the defence trade.

On the event of Lammy's go to, the Foreign Office additionally introduced that shortly earlier than the NATO summit starting in Washington on Tuesday, the main focus was additionally on “how we can make our support for #Ukraine even more effective together with our allies.” The purpose was to change into extra defensive in Europe and to strengthen NATO's European pillar.

The United Kingdom is an indispensable a part of Europe, it continued. Whether in science, tradition or safety – Germany and Great Britain work carefully collectively. In addition, they need to make joint progress in worldwide local weather coverage.