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AP Interview: French ex-president regrets, shrugs off Brexit

AP Interview: French ex-president regrets, shrugs off BrexitFormer French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who has spent much of his 93 years working to forge a united Europe, is remarkably blasé about Brexit. Barely 24 hours before Britain becomes the first country to quit the European Union, Giscard d’Estaing called it a “step backward” geopolitically, but took the long view. “We functioned without Britain during the first years of the European Union … So we will rediscover a situation that we have already known,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday.

Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who has spent much of his 93 years working to forge a united Europe, is remarkably blasé about Brexit. Barely 24 hours before Britain becomes the first country to quit the European Union, Giscard d’Estaing called it a “step backward” geopolitically, but took the long view. “We functioned without Britain during the first years of the European Union … So we will rediscover a situation that we have already known,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday.Read More

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