Britain’s exit from the EU without an agreement regulating the exit process still worries many, not only in Britain but also in Europe.
The German Federation of Industries expressed deep concern about the expectation that Germany would suffer losses in billions if Britain leaves the EU without a formal agreement.
The German Industries Union said on Tuesday it expected a setback for the German economy if Brexit failed without an agreement.
“This will represent a 17 billion euro decline in economic strength this year alone,” said Executive Director of the union Joachim Lang.
This comes on the back of Britain’s intention to leave the EU by the end of March, but British Prime Minister Theresa May, is still facing enormous pressure from her party to postpone the completion of the process of exit from the European Union if no agreement by mid-March.
If the British government doesn’t find a vote in March to approve the exit agreement by the parliamentary majority, it would be a good time to stop the Brexit, he said, adding that it would be better than being exposed to huge economic damage during an unorganized exit from the union.
On the other hand, thousands of workers in the public sector in different parts of Germany, on Tuesday, started what they described it a “warning” strike, demanding a raise in wages.
The Education and Research Union said in a statement that the strike came in response to the call of various unions in the country, and pointed out, that more than 10 thousand workers in the public sector, including teachers, teachers and educators, and others, staged a warning strike in the capital Berlin.
The statement pointed to the interruption of teaching in many schools, in addition to the closure of 140 kindergartens doors.
For its part, the German TV channel “ARD”, the organization of more than 7 thousand workers strike in the state of Bavaria.
Some 8,000 workers staged a similar strike in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia.
The states of Rhineland-Palatinate, Sachsen-Anhalt and Baden-Wurttemberg have also seen similar strikes, and the strike also continues in some states.
Trade unions are calling on state governments to raise public sector wages by 6 percent, while governments reject those demands.
Through the strike, workers are trying to put pressure on local authorities to force them to accept wage increases.