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EU: no compromise Britain’s freedom of movement

ЕС: никаких компромиссов Британии о свободе передвиженияImage copyrightREUTERSImage captionЖан-Claude Juncker (left) and Donald Tusk made it clear that the principle of freedom of movement not negotiable

EU leaders have warned the UK that if one wants to have full access to the European single market, it will have to comply with the principle of freedom of movement in Europe.

European Council President Donald Tusk said that Britain does not have the right to choose the terms of access to the European market.

The leaders of France and Germany also made it clear that the principle of freedom of movement not negotiable.

The issue of migration, particularly from EU countries, was one of the main during the campaign before the referendum in the UK.

Many supporters of “breccia” argued that choose exit from the European Union for greater control over the level of immigration.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who promised soon to retire, said that the question of freedom of movement to decide the next head of government.

“Without a doubt, this is a tough question,” said Cameron in Parliament.

“Frankly,” he added, – this question is difficult to discuss, as part of the European Union, having various opportunities to negotiate and try to make a change, but I’m sure it will make it even more difficult, from outside the EU.”

In the discussions on the second day of the EU summit on Wednesday, was not attended by UK representatives last week voted for an exit from the European Union. The EU summit without London took place for the first time in 40 years.

According to the Chairman of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, against the UK “there will be no nuances.”

The EU leaders intend to meet again without Britain on 16 September in Bratislava.

According to Juncker, the negotiations with London about possible new relationship between Britain and the EU will not start until then, until the Kingdom does not operate the 50-th article of the Treaty of Lisbon, thereby notifying the EU about its intention to withdraw from its composition.

“There can be no negotiations until further notice”, he said.

ЕС: никаких компромиссов Британии о свободе передвиженияImage copyrightREUTERSImage captionАнгела Merkel said he hoped that Velikobritaniya will officially report its intentions as soon as possible

The statement of the leaders of the 27 EU countries said they hope the UK will remain a close partner of the EU in the future, and that they are “awaiting the proposals of the United Kingdom on this issue”.

“Any agreement concluded with the United Kingdom should be based on the balance of rights and obligations. The access to the common market requires the adoption of all other freedoms [freedom of movement of people, goods, capital and services].

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in an interview bi-Bi-si, that after great Britain will present its proposals on the agenda will be “all”.

“We will discuss all of these issues, hoping to reach agreement,” he said.

But the UK would be in a new position. “We will start from scratch,” said the Minister.


On a place of events. Lawrence Peter, bi-Bi-si, Brussels

The 27 EU leaders have made clear that the European Union needs to regroup, join forces and revise the strategy.

We can say that the EU is behaving like the General who lost the battle, but firm intention to continue the campaign.

All the leaders also made it clear that it is impossible to benefit from access to the European single market, ignoring his rules, including the principle of freedom of movement.

“Pexit is a crisis for the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “we have no illusions – this is a qualitatively different task compared to previous crises.

All European leaders also fear that economic instability in the UK can spread to the continent.

The Prime Minister left the summit, saying: “the British have made their choice. Unfortunately, in the end, this would harm them, not Europe.

Angela Merkel also stressed that no negotiations with the UK will not be until then, until it engages 50 the article. “We want that to happen as soon as possible”, she added.

ЕС: никаких компромиссов Британии о свободе передвиженияImage copyrightREUTERSImage captionВеликобритания did not participate in the summit on WednesdayЕС: никаких компромиссов Британии о свободе передвиженияImage copyrightREUTERSImage captionПревый Minister of Scotland met with Jean-Claude Juncker and other EU leaders

Meanwhile, first Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has held talks in Brussels with EU officials including European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Scottish voters voted to remain part of the EU.

Sturgeon said that the EU leaders reacted to her words with understanding, and added that if there is an opportunity to ensure that Scotland remained in the EU, it will find it.

Earlier, Juncker had said that Scotland has earned the right to have her voice heard, but added that the EU does not want to interfere in the internal Affairs of great Britain.

The French President and Prime Minister of Spain said they oppose possible negotiations between Brussels and Scotland on the question of membership of this country in the EU.

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