German industry group BDI calls on Britain to pass Brexit deal quickly

German industry group BDI calls on Britain to pass Brexit deal quickly
FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch -
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BERLIN (Reuters) - German industry association BDI called on Britain to quickly pass an agreement on the country's exit from the European Union to avert a hard Brexit.

"Now it is important that the British government doesn't lose any more time. We are calling on those in charge in London to achieve a majority as quickly as possible to avert a hard Brexit," the association said in a statement on Thursday.

"Otherwise companies will have to implement the necessary emergency measures for a disorderly exit of the United Kingdom from the EU," it added.

(Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Michael Nienaber)

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