Yesterday United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. This is sad. I am a firm believer in cooperation and in the European cooperation.
However it is also a victory for democracy. Peoples’ vote should be respected. This is very important.
Now we have to see what happens. UK will negotiate to leave the Union, this will take a long time a at least teo years, probably more – and it is a very complicated process.
The remaining 27 EU countries will now close together to evaluate the consequences.
The people of UK you are and will always be our friends – sisters and brothers – and you are always welcome back into the union one day, if you so want. Until then, let’s work together.