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The referendum of the UK population on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom shocked the European Union and left them from perplexed to defiant, while the jubilant songs of the “Leave” campaigners stopped in a surprisingly short time.
Despite the movements varying from increasing Eurosceptic to clearly anti-European and populistic in a number of EU member countries and despite the extremely heated debate held before the referendum, the majority had expected the UK to remain in the EU and hoped that the EU would once again get off relatively lightly – as at the failed referendum on the EU Constitution…

Comments by the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA) on Brexit