BERLIN Oct 6 German Chancellor Angela Merkel
stressed on Thursday that the European Union must stand firm by
its position that access to the bloc's single market is linked
to freedom of movement in negotiations with Britain.
"If we don't say that full access to the single market is
linked to full acceptance of freedom of movement, then everyone
in Europe will start doing what they want," Merkel told an
industry event in Berlin.
She added that negotiations between the EU and Britain won't
be easy and said they will need to make clear what access each
side has to the other side's market.
(Reporting by Joseph Nasr and Michael Nienaber; Writing by
Caroline Copley; Editing by Madeline Chambers)