March 7, 2017 / 10:26 AM / 5 months ago

Europe should remain firm on Brexit, U.S. uncertainty: French finance minister

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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin speaks during an interview with Reuters in his office at the Bercy Ministry in Paris, France, October 4, 2016.Jacky Naegelen

LISBON (Reuters) - The best response to Britain's departure from the European Union and uncertainty regarding the United States is for Europe to maintain a firm position, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Tuesday.

"The best response to Brexit and uncertainty (from the United States) is for the European side to have a firm position," he told journalists during a visit to Lisbon.

Reporting By Sergio Goncalves, writing by Axel Bugge

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