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Brexit is a "profound watershed moment for all of us"

After 47 years of membership, the UK will withdraw from the European Union. This is a "profound watershed moment" for Germany and all the 27 member states of the EU, says Chancellor Angela Merkel in her recent podcast. However, Germany "would like to remain a close partner and friend of the UK because we share common values", underlines Merkel. Concerning the future relations between Great Britain and the EU, "intensive negotiations are now required".