Juncker and Tusk pair free movement with Single Market, agree on preliminary negotiations ban

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk (R) hold a joint news conference after the European Summit in Brussels, Belgium, 29 June 2016.

Juncker: “No negotiation without notification”. Tusk: “access to the Single Market requires acceptance of all four movements, including the free movement.”


While the EU institutions expect an “ordered withdrawal” of the UK, the President of the EU Council Donald Tusk warns that “access to the Single Market requires acceptance of all four movements, including the free movement.”

Wednesday’s first informal EU Summit of the 27 member states, without the UK Prime Minister, was “a very calm debate,” suggested the EU Commission President Jean - Claude Juncker, presenting the EU Council’s agreement on no negotiations before the activati...


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