WaPo | These countries could be next now that Britain has left the E.U.

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Europe - EU (300x300)These countries could be next now that Britain has left the E.U.

June 24, 2016

There was no lack of doomsday rhetoric before Britain’s referendum on E.U. membership. European Council President Donald Tusk warned that Britain leaving the European Union could seriously threaten “Western political civilization.”

Now, those fears have been stunningly amplified by the decision of British voters to break away. Predictions that the E.U. could break apart might be a bit far-fetched, but there certainly are other countries where demands for similar referendums could gain momentum.


The country views itself as the Scandinavian equivalent of Britain: It refused to introduce the euro as a currency. And in terms of E.U. politics, Britain and Sweden agree on 90 percent of all issues. […]


Denmark held a referendum last December, although with a much more limited impact: […]


The Greek government’s debt crisis has mostly disappeared from the public debate and the headlines — but it will return sooner rather than later. […]

The Netherlands

Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad had a clear message for the British ahead of Thursday’s referendum. “Don’t leave me this way,” a cover story’s headline read. […]


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is not known to be a particular friend of the E.U., either. In fact, he has gained quite the opposite reputation. […]


The French are some of the biggest E.U. skeptics: 61 percent have an unfavorable view of the union. […]

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