EU cannot compromise on freedom of movement in Brexit talks: leaders

September 16, 2016 6:14 PM

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EU cannot compromise on freedom of movement in Brexit talks: leaders

BRATISLAVA There can be no granting Britain access to the European Union's single market unless London also accepts the freedom of movement of workers that lies at its foundation, the EU's top officials said on Friday after an EU summit in Bratislava.

"We want to have very good, very close relation with the UK. At the same time, it is not possible for these negotiations to damage our interests," the head of the executive European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told a news conference.

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