German Chancellor Angela Merkel answers questions by members of Germany’s lower house of parliament Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, April 10, 2019, shortly before heading to Brussels for a meeting with other EU leaders on Brexit. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BERLIN (Reuters) – The result of merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank is open, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, adding that the government should not meddle in the negotiations.

“The result is open,” Merkel said of the talks. “It is not our job to intervene with judgments before the talks have been completed,” she added during a question and answer session with German lawmakers.

Asked about the risk to taxpayers of any merger, she said: “Banks are subject to a European supervision regime, we have German financial