Saturday 16 December 2017

Brexit could break the EU if we don't move swiftly towards reform

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Photo: AP
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Photo: AP
John Bruton

John Bruton

There is no denying that the Brexit decision is a blow to the EU. The response of the EU will be pivotal.

There is a real risk that the 27 EU countries will start pursuing national interests at the expense of the common EU interest. If they do, everyone will lose. Methods that worked in a union of six countries will not work with 27.

The 27 states must help the EU to regain the popular support by allowing it demonstrate an ability to get results, and to do so in a much more visibly democratic manner.

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