EU founding states want Brexit start 'as soon as possible' - Berlin

2016-06-25 14:26

Berlin - The EU's founding states want Britain to begin leaving the union "as soon as possible" to keep the bloc from being stranded in "limbo", Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, hosting the six original states of the European Union in Berlin, said they were in agreement that London must not wait to start the complex procedure of extracting itself from the bloc.

"We join together in saying that this process must begin as soon as possible so we don't end up in an extended limbo period but rather can focus on the future of Europe and the work toward it."

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