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    German Foreign Minister Cautions Against Hysteria in Wake of Brexit Vote

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    Brexit must not lead to hysteria and sporadic actions in the EU, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — The European Union must restrain itself from hysteria and sporadic actions following Brexit, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday. 

    The meeting between German, French, Italian, Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourgian foreign ministers to discuss the results of the UK referendum on EU membership is taking place in the Berlin's Borsig Palace on Saturday.

    "We are in a situation which does not allow neither hysteria, nor shock. We must not slide into feverish actions or pretend that all the answers are already known," Steinmeier told journalists.

    On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.

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