Britain’s decision to leave the EU has put the project of full European integration on pause, US President Barack Obama has said.
Obama told American media organization NPR on Tuesday that Brexit has led to an over-reaction across the globe.
“There’s been a little bit of hysteria post-Brexit vote, as if somehow NATO’s gone, the trans-Atlantic alliance is dissolving, and every country is rushing off to its own corner. That’s not what’s happening,” he said.
He added that he wouldn’t “overstate” this hysteria.
“I think that the best way to think about this is, a pause button has been pressed on the project of full European integration.”
Obama said the vote was largely a reaction to the EU “probably moving faster and without as much consensus as it should have.”
— NPR (@NPR) June 28, 2016
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