"I acknowledge the sovereign vote by the British people and the choice made on this historic day, 23 June 2016. I am deeply saddened by this outcome, but the European Economic and Social Committee and its members will continue to contribute to the development of the European project with determination and faith in the future. United around a more robust Union, I am sure that the 27 Member States will launch the human and political dimension of a renewed European Union: a Union which will guarantee peace and prosperity for its people."
For more information, contact:
Caroline Alibert-Deprez, EESC Press Unit
E-mail: presseesc [dot] europa [dot] eu (subject: Information%20please.)
Tel. +32 2 546 9406