Brexit: Europeans aim to uncertain future as UK leaves EU

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The British individuals voted two years later to remain in what became the European Union (EU), however in a 2016 referendum voted to leave.

On Friday 31 January, at 23: 00 GMT, the UK made history as the very first EU member state to legally leave the bloc.

‘ I have blended feelings’

Justyna Grudzien, 20, violinist from Poland

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Justyna Grudzień

For them, it means they can no longer be members of the orchestra, whose primary objective is to link individuals from EU nations.

This orchestra has over 40 years of history and from the starting people from the UK were an extremely essential part.

On the other hand, I think the EU can, in some cases, put too much pressure on member states.

‘ Unpredictability of no-deal still stresses me’

Gabriele Caredda, 27, NHS nurse from Sardinia, Italy

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Gabriele Caredda

The unpredictability of a no-deal Brexit worries me, though, as we don’t understand if the circumstance will change, or what will be needed of EU people in order for us to continue working in the nation in the future.

I think UK subscription of the EU has been positive for both celebrations.

I was truly dissatisfied with the Brexit result since I always believed the UK was a kind of multicultural oasis, where everybody might discover their place in a society that appreciated them for what they were bringing to the table.

‘ It won’t have a big impact on our organisation’

Kate O’Sullivan, 27, Irelands Eye Knitwear, Ireland

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Kate O’Sullivan

Our exports to the UK make up about 3%of our overall service – so rather a small portion.

In preparation for Brexit, we are focusing more on other export markets such as Germany, France, and the Netherlands in order to achieve development there, although it is difficult to prepare when we do not know the precise results.

The EU has been really good for Europe – the facilitation of trade agreements, the chances to do organisation and the assistance of trade routes have all been exceptionally helpful, where Ireland is concerned in specific.

‘ It might make the EU more unified’

Tudor Blaj, 43, trip operator in Romania

I have no idea what will happen with Brexit – totally free motion of individuals is my primary issue. I could have less British clients, so it might get more difficult for me. About 60%of my customers are British.

UK subscription of the EU and all the European building has been a good idea. The EU has actually implied European states getting together to survive financial pressure from the US and China and so on. Having a larger market helps us take on those big powers.

I don’t believe Brexit will result in a split of the EU. It could make the EU more unified as they will examine what made the UK leave. There was an absence of interaction about the EU’s goals.

‘ No one has actually ever left, it raises fundamental questions’

Birte Wassenberg, 52, professor in modern history, Strasbourg

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Birte Wassenberg

Brexit is a type of transformation in what it indicates to be in the EU. Nobody has actually ever left in the past, so this raises essential questions.

It might get harder to invite British academics to Strasbourg to talk.

UK membership has been good for Europe and the British were doing truly well in the EU. They were vital for the common defence policy – without them it’s a big problem. They helped the EU to develop real political power, not just financial.

A great deal of French people are thankful that the British are leaving – they felt the British never truly belonged. However Germans actually regret the UK leaving.

Having experienced the mess of leaving the EU, others will be discouraged from leaving too.

‘ I do not think the British will desert Dutch flowers’

Edwin van Gils, 50, flower shop, the Netherlands

We’ve been preparing for about a year and a half.

We are not looking at other markets.

A lot of nations that were thinking about leaving now see how much work it is and what it will cost.

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