Merkel urges EU to stick together

- Post Report, BERLIN

Jun 21, 2017-

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged the European Union’s remaining 27 members to stick together during talks on Britain’s exit from the bloc, which began on Monday.

Merkel also said the talks were important for the future of European integration. Brexit was a setback but election results in the Netherlands and France this year have presented an opportunity to push ahead, Merkel said. 

“Let’s stay together, let’s not divide from each other,” she said, with reference to the remaining EU 27.

“This is not just about the exit of Britain, with which we want to remain friends, with which we want to live in a good partnership, but it is also about the future of the European Union,” she said at a German industry conference. 

“The four freedoms that give us the internal market must not be jeopardised,” she said with reference to the EU’s freedoms of movement of goods, capital, people, and services. 

Published: 21-06-2017 09:44

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