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UK PM May makes Merkel first foreign trip

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>> Body language. That's what we're looking at from Teresa May and Angela Merkel's first public outing. The new British prime minister meeting the German chancellor for her first foreign trip. We're told Brexit negotiations won't begin until Article 50 is triggered, setting the UK's departure in motion. But it's still the elephant in the room here.
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>> All of us will need time to prepare for these negotiations, and the United Kingdom will not invoke Article 50 until our objectives are clear. And that's why I have said already, this will not happen before the end of this year.>> This meeting, never meant to be about policy announcements.
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But Theresa May will likely need a strong working relationship with Merkel for the UK to get a good deal. This joint press conference coming before a working dinner between the two.>> No one wants a period of limbo, I believe, neither the British public or the European member countries.
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But everyone has an interest in things being prepared carefully, and for positions to be clear. I find it absolutely understandable that there is a certain amount of time needed.>> But there's still plenty to potentially disagree on. Somewhere down the line, May will be trying to negotiate access to EU markets whilst limiting freedom of movement.
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So called cherry picking from the EU has long been frowned upon here.>>
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> Next stop, Francois Hollande's France on Thursday. A place historically cooler to shaking up the bloc. But having the year of these two EU heavyweights will be key to getting the other 25 members on side