13 July 2016
Theresa May must lead her country through uncharted territory as it withdraws from the European Union on a journey that could take nearly a decade. Europe's strategy remains unclear. Merkel could steer things calmly and quickly to reduce economically damaging uncertainty. Merkel will "want to get the relationship off to a reasonably good start so I wouldn't have thought there'd be too much overt arm twisting," Professor
Tim Bale told AFP.