Merkel Says EU Faces Hard Work to Overcome Brexit Setback

  • German chancellor says ‘we can overcome’ U.K.’s Brexit vote
  • Criticizes Russia on trip to EU’s frontier in the Baltic

“We have begun a so-called process of reflection to explore in which areas we should develop further as a priority,” Merkel told reporters in the Estonian capital of Tallinn.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union needs to work hard to overcome the shock of Britain’s vote to leave, calling it a watershed moment as EU leaders ponder the way forward.

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