Britain becomes the first country whose inhabitants had supported secession from the EU. Official referendum results: 52% for withdrawal from the EU and 48% against. Keeping the country in the EU voted Scotland, Northern Ireland, the people of London. But England and Wales say "no".
In Brussels, expecting a different result. The EU leadership is going to an emergency meeting. The main task for European officials to avoid a chain reaction. Right-wing parties in France and the Netherlands have already announced that they want to hold their own referendums.
In Brussels today, gonna call an emergency meeting at which it is expected the presence of the head of the European Council Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. One question: what to do next and how to do the coming 2-year negotiations on entering the UK. Tusk also said the EU summit to take place next week for the first time without the participation of the UK.
Opinion of the European politicians are divided. The head of the German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier also called the vote "a sad day for Europe and for Britain." Former Prime Minister of Finland is also with sadness take the news about brucite. Member of Dutch Parliament Geert Wilders, on the contrary, expressed joy at the outcome of the referendum.
According to recent data, 54% of Dutch people support the holding of a plebiscite . Although with a case on voting in Ukraine, people's opinions were not always taken into account. In France, marine Le Pen supported the British and called for a 5 the Republic referendum. Given the situation in agriculture, problems of refugees, issues of security, such a vote could succeed, because the number of supporters of EU has declined from 70% to 30%.
President Francois Hollande convened an emergency meeting, it starts at the Elysee Palace. It will be attended by the Minister of Finance, the Minister of foreign Affairs and European officials. France, a longtime rival of great Britain in the EU will not suffer much economically from the release of its neighbors. Most of all it will hit Ireland, Malta and Luxembourg. Breaksit could trigger a Domino effect of problems within the EU countries lack. Great doubt on the question of the EU enlargement, the accession of Turkey and Ukraine.
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