PACE, CoE comment on EU referendum in UK

PACE, CoE comment on EU referendum in UK
# 24 June 2016 13:28 (UTC +04:00)

He said that something of the European ideal has been lost today following the UK’s vote for Brexit, APA’s Europe bureau reported.

“This vote will affect not just the people of the United Kingdom but all the peoples of Europe. It will affect not just the European Union but all international organisations, including the Council of Europe and its Parliamentary Assembly. Today the European flag is at half-mast, but sometimes it is necessary to take a step back before taking a step forward,” said the PACE president.

In his comment Thorbjørn Jagland mentioned that the democratic decision in this referendum must be respected.

“The best way forward now is for the EU, in accordance with its best traditions, to work together with the UK government to obtain the most acceptable outcome for the citizens of UK and Europe. Everybody should now focus on what unites our family of European nations; democracy, human rights and the rule of law,” Jagland said.

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