Hollande mentioned on Tuesday that Britain wouldn’t have the ability to hold all some great benefits of the EU’s single market however refuse free motion of individuals.
“The 4 freedoms: we can not have the liberty of capital motion, the liberty of products, the liberty of providers after which say, ‘in relation to folks, keep put!’ Effectively no, it does not work that approach. It’s the 4 freedoms or none,” the French President mentioned as he arrived at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels.
In a referendum held within the UK final week, a majority of Britons voted to go away the 28-member bloc after 43 years of membership.
The vote consequence despatched shockwaves via the political and financial sectors each within the UK and in Europe. It additionally led to the announcement of the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned extensively for the UK to remain within the EU.
The UK ought to invoke Article 50 of the EU Lisbon Treaty with the intention to set out a two-year timetable for negotiations on withdrawal. Cameron mentioned it’s up for the subsequent prime minister to activate Article 50 and start formal talks for the nation’s exit from the bloc.
Hollande additionally urged Britain to start the negotiations “as quick as doable” as different EU states shouldn’t have “time to lose” to plan their future with out the UK.
He additionally famous that it was a historic second for the EU however that “historical past continues” and “Europe does not cease” with Britain’s resolution to go away.
Additionally on Tuesday, the European Parliament held a session throughout which European Fee President Jean-Claude Junker didn’t communicate English.
He addressed the EU lawmakers in French and German languages.
Earlier this week, Danuta Hubner, the top of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee, mentioned English is not going to be amongst EU’s official languages after Britain departs from the bloc.
“We now have a regulation … the place each EU nation has the precise to inform one official language,” she mentioned, including that solely the UK has notified English and “If we don’t have the UK, we don’t have English.”