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    Britain Says 'Cheerio' to EU (463)

    Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said that the UK nationals should understand that they have made a dramatic choice in the referendum for the UK future, not for the European Union.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — The United Kingdom has no reverse path after its citizens chose the exit from the European Union, known as Brexit, in a landmark referendum, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Monday.

    "There is no way back, they [the UK nationals] should understand that they have made a dramatic choice for the UK future, not for the EU," Michel was quoted as saying by the Derniere Heure newspaper.

    He added that from now on he would take into account only Belgian and European interests, but not those of London.

    On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union, with over 50 percent of the UK public voting in support of Brexit.

    Immediately after the Brexit vote, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would resign. His successor, who will reportedly be the one to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, a legal framework for leaving the European Union, is expected to be appointed by October.

    Britain Says 'Cheerio' to EU (463)


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