Merkel Throws Political Muscle Behind Deal to Avoid `Brexit'

February 17, 2016 2:15 PM

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw her political muscle behind the push for a deal to keep the U.K. in the European Union as diplomats worked to bridge the remaining differences between its members.

EU President Donald Tusk will send final proposed legal texts on the U.K.’s renegotiation to national capitals late on Wednesday before the bloc’s leaders gather for a summit on Brussels the next day, a European official told reporters. Incorporating the deal into EU treaties, how to pull a so-calle...

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