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EC President calls for Britain’s stay with EU

European Council President Donald Tusk, who’s in an official visit to Portugal, warned on Monday the impact a Brexit would have on the European Union (EU) and urged British citizens to vote to stay within the EU.

Donald Tusk, European Council President
“I want to call for all British citizens, on behalf of, I know that for a fact, almost all European leaders: Stay with us; we need you,” Tusk told journalists at the prime minister’s residence in Lisbon.

He said the Europe and the Western community would be both weakened if Britain leaves.

He also voiced his fear about a breakup of the EU, saying it could encourage other Eurosceptics to leave.

He said the lack of confidence in Europe has been felt in Portugal and other member states, which could mean a massive risk.

Tusk words came only days before the British go to the polls on Thursday to decide on whether or not to remain in the EU.

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa also highlighted the risks of a Brexit, pointing out Britain and Portugal had the “oldest bilateral relationship in Europe.”

EC President calls for Britain’s stay with EU

European Council President Donald Tusk, who’s in an official visit to Portugal, warned on Monday the impact a Brexit would have on the European Union (EU) and urged British citizens to vote to stay within the EU.

Donald Tusk, European Council President
“I want to call for all British citizens, on behalf of, I know that for a fact, almost all European leaders: Stay with us; we need you,” Tusk told journalists at the prime minister’s residence in Lisbon.

He said the Europe and the Western community would be both weakened if Britain leaves.

He also voiced his fear about a breakup of the EU, saying it could encourage other Eurosceptics to leave.

He said the lack of confidence in Europe has been felt in Portugal and other member states, which could mean a massive risk.

Tusk words came only days before the British go to the polls on Thursday to decide on whether or not to remain in the EU.

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa also highlighted the risks of a Brexit, pointing out Britain and Portugal had the “oldest bilateral relationship in Europe.”

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