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La Stampa - Italy | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

London forcing flexible refugee policy on EU

Britain has announced that it will reject all EU proposals for a quota system. Brussels won't antagonise London, the liberal daily La Stampa predicts: "To keep the nation together Cameron must score a few victories in Brussels. But it's also a fact that a Europe without Britain (a Brexit scenario), would be left weakened in certain key economic sectors. So Cameron needs Brussels and vice versa. Therefore we can safely conclude that the European refugee strategy will be based on the partial solidarity of certain countries. This means that as of tomorrow the future of the EU will be characterised more than ever by flexible integration. And that in turn means that only stronger cooperation among a few countries, from which other member states can be exempted, will give the Old Continent any chance of survival."

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