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German analyst: There is a price to pay for being in EU

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 01:25

As EU leaders hold their first summit following the UK vote to break away from the union, a German political analyst warns that there is a price to be paid for being in the EU. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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It was their first meeting since the UK voted to break away from the European Union but UK Prime Minister David Cameron still received a warm welcome from his EU colleagues. Despite appearances however, Britain has little chance for an easy compromise says Roland Strum a professor at Erlangen-Nuremberg University in Germany (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROLAND STURM, POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR AT ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG UNIVERSITY, SAYING: "There is a price for being in the internal market and this price has to be paid. It has to be paid by Norway, Switzerland, etc." Sturm says if the terms are too friendly it will only encourage other EU member to to try to strike their own deals. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROLAND STURM, POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR AT ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG UNIVERSITY, SAYING: "It's important to demonstrate the negative effects of leaving the common market, also to avoid that other members of the European Union will try the same as Britain did." Cameron is expected to address EU leaders on Tuesday evening. They will then meet to discuss Brexit without him. Leave campaigners in Britain have suggested the country can retain access to the European single market and curb immigration -- but those goals may be mutually incompatible under EU rules.

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German analyst: There is a price to pay for being in EU

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 01:25