Prime Min­is­ter be­lieves the EU should not make the UK suf­fer ex­ces­sively dur­ing exit talks

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

In order for the EU to find its feet again Europe must be­come more so­cial in that it must not al­low the United King­dom to suf­fer ex­ces­sively through­out its exit pro­ceed­ings. The EU should sur­prise its cit­i­zens and show what it’s made of.

Prime Min­is­ter Mus­cat made the com­ments in his ad­dress at the Con­cor­dia Sum­mit in New York, which brought to­gether lead­ers of large com­pa­nies, gov­ern­ments and NGOs.

Dr Mus­cat said he is con­vinced that the EU has a solid fu­ture, and dis­agrees with sen­ti­ment that the EU should make things dif­fi­cult and sour re­la­tions with the UK. He said that he hopes the EU will go con­trary to what some Euro­pean coun­tries have done when faced with the im­mi­gra­tion cri­sis, by build­ing walls and fences.

He added that Europe does not mean and can­not mean com­plete uni­for­mity. In­stead of re­think­ing the four ba­sic prin­ci­ples of the EU, such as the free move­ment of peo­ple, goods, cap­i­tal and ser­vices, there is the need for am­bi­tious projects to con­tinue help­ing and as­sist­ing the EU cit­i­zens.

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