German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday it was understandable that Britain needs time before triggering its exit from the European Union, but warned against dragging out the process.
"We cannot afford to have a long period of uncertainty. I think that would not be good for either the EU's 27 member states or Britain. But I also understand that Britain needs a certain period of time to analyse the situation," she said.
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