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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:52 PM Dec 2012

Germany Warns Britain Against ‘Blackmailing’ EU

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, December 23, 2012 5:58 EST

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Britain in a Sunday newspaper interview against “blackmailing” its EU partners in a bid to bring powers back home from Brussels.

“We want to keep Britain in the EU and not force it out,” Schaeuble told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. “But I will also say that does not mean anyone can blackmail us.”

Asked whether a debate raging in Britain about a possible referendum on the country’s future in the 27-member bloc was “dangerous”, Schaeuble said the European Union needed to be sending a clear message to the rest of the world.

“Our British friends are not dangerous. But a referendum would create uncertainty,” he said.



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Germany Warns Britain Against ‘Blackmailing’ EU (Original Post) Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
how dare you blackmail the rest of europe! that's *our* job! unblock Dec 2012 #1
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