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UK: The 'mourning' after - Europeans reflect on Brexit02:41

UK: The 'mourning' after - Europeans reflect on Brexit

United Kingdom, London
February 1, 2020 at 12:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

European Union citizens expressed sadness and their hopes for the future after the the United Kingdom's official withdrew from the trading bloc.

Beyond disappointment and regret, those interviewed around Westminster, the heart of the UK government, on Saturday morning seemed to agree that "peace" and the "economy" were important to any future relationship.

The UK officially left the EU after 47 years of membership at 23:00 (GMT) on Friday, January 31, more than three years after the country voted to leave in the 2016 referendum.

Both parties now enter a transition period, due to end on December 31, 2020.

UK: The 'mourning' after - Europeans reflect on Brexit02:41
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European Union citizens expressed sadness and their hopes for the future after the the United Kingdom's official withdrew from the trading bloc.

Beyond disappointment and regret, those interviewed around Westminster, the heart of the UK government, on Saturday morning seemed to agree that "peace" and the "economy" were important to any future relationship.

The UK officially left the EU after 47 years of membership at 23:00 (GMT) on Friday, January 31, more than three years after the country voted to leave in the 2016 referendum.

Both parties now enter a transition period, due to end on December 31, 2020.

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