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Parliamentary questions
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23 March 2016
E-002454-16
Question for written answer E-002454-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Lefteris Christoforou (PPE)

 Subject:  Brexit
 Answer in writing 

The British Government has announced that a referendum on whether the UK should remain part of the European Union will take place on Thursday, 23 June 2016. No one knows what the final result will be. All EU countries are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the referendum, each for its own reasons.

All European citizens are following this issue with interest and wondering what would happen if the British voted to leave. This would have very far-reaching implications both in economic terms and as regards the lives of European citizens.

In view of the above, will the Commission say:

(a) Is it examining the potential impact of the UK leaving the European Union?
(b) Has it prepared for the Brexit scenario and what does it believe would be the main problems caused by Brexit? What steps will it take to reduce the potential impact on the lives of European citizens?

Original language of question: EL 
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