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Slovakia: No ‘possibility of compromising’ on free movement of people for Brexit Britain– Juncker01:36

Slovakia: No ‘possibility of compromising’ on free movement of people for Brexit Britain– Juncker

Slovakia, Bratislava
September 16, 2016 at 20:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that there would be no compromising on the issue of movement of workers to and from the UK after Brexit, on Friday at the EU summit in Bratislava.

Speaking alongside EU council President Donald Tusk, Juncker assured: “this is not a game between prime ministers leaving and prime ministers remaining, this is about people in Europe, it's about the rights of ordinary people, workers, of those living in Europe and so I can't see any possibility of compromising on that issue."

Tusk added that the EU was “well prepared for these negotiations and we can start the procedures even tomorrow. But of course we have to respect also the needs of our British colleagues."

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European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that there would be no compromising on the issue of movement of workers to and from the UK after Brexit, on Friday at the EU summit in Bratislava.

Speaking alongside EU council President Donald Tusk, Juncker assured: “this is not a game between prime ministers leaving and prime ministers remaining, this is about people in Europe, it's about the rights of ordinary people, workers, of those living in Europe and so I can't see any possibility of compromising on that issue."

Tusk added that the EU was “well prepared for these negotiations and we can start the procedures even tomorrow. But of course we have to respect also the needs of our British colleagues."

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