Brexit won’t risk the security of the European Union, said Barnier

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotobanka the UK and EU. Archival photoBrexit won’t risk the security of the European Union, said Barnier© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

A British exit from the EU does not put at risk his safety, said chief negotiator for Brexit from the EU, Michel Barnier.

«The UK is and will remain an important player in the field of European security. The United Kingdom accounts for 20% of European spending on defense… However, a British exit from the EU poses a risk to European security. Bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and EU countries will continue,» he said at a conference in the United States, the broadcast which was conducted on the Internet.

Barnier added that «Brexit does not call into question the transatlantic relationship».

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