Gauck: Even if Brexit fails, we need to rethink ever closer union

German President Joachim Gauck says that even if Brits vote to remain in the European Union, the debate about the viability of an "ever closer union" needs to continue.

Speaking at a university in Sofia, Bulgaria, Gauck says that the Brexit debate has shown how many Europeans feel uncomfortable with the notion of an ever closer union and that politicians "shouldn't overdo it."

"I do not believe, however, that we are facing the disintegration of Europe," he says.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49

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