EU: Denmark next to leave EU if bosses don’t stop criticising Brexit, MEP warns.

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DEXIT WARNING: Denmark next to leave EU if bosses don’t stop criticising Brexit, MEP warns

EUROPEAN Union (EU) bosses needs to abandon their “arrogance” and stop talking about Brexit in a negative way otherwise Denmark could be the next to leave the bloc, a leading Danish MEP has warned.

By Alix Culbertson

 

Anders Vistisen said the union risks being “overshadowed and left behind” if it continues to hit out at the UK for voting to leave.

The Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, took a swipe at the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Guy “Mr Brexit” Verhofstadt who called Theresa May’s pledge to deliver a new EU trade deal by 2019 “impossible”.

He warned if the EU does not “appreciate and work constructively with the UK’s objectives” it risks being overcome by popular discontent and “Denmark could well be the next country to leave the bloc”.

Writing on Brexit Central, he said: “Dozens of countries have already been lining up to do free trade deals with Britain. 

“In order to avoid being overshadowed and left behind, the European Union should stop talking about Brexit in a negative and defensive way. 

“It is high time that it abandons its arrogance and faces the reality as it is, not as it wishes it to be.

“I believe that the EU has to make every effort to negotiate a good and fair trade deal with the UK. 

“The EU has to become fully aware of the fact that a good trade deal is beneficial – not only to the UK, but also to all EU Member States.”

The Danish People’s Party MEP added the UK will “stay part of Europe, whether the EU likes it or not” so cutting historical, military and economic ties would “simply be catastrophic for both players”.

He said an ongoing battles over trade and more would have “no winners” which is why the EU needs to make “every effort” to ensure there is mutual satisfaction.

The UK should be able to buy itself into schemes beneficial to both sides, such as the Erasmus student exchange programme, although he admitted the UK Government has to take that decision as well.

With regards to Denmark, he said its trade relationship with the UK is “important” and the two countries are closely linked.

Mr Vistisen said it is in the interest of Denmark’s agricultural sector to retain tariff-free access to the UK market, especially in terms of fishing as he said it is “vital” Danish fisherman have continued access to British waters.

He also added Britain is a “close strategic and military NATO ally of the EU” and he sincerely hopes Brexit will not affect “this crucial and close military co-operation”.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/772542/Denmark-leave-European-Union-criticise-Brexit-Anders-Vistisen-MEP?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Danes_possible_EU_exit&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

 

 

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