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Brexit is ‘historic warning sign’ for European Union, says Macron

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Brexit is a “historic warning sign” for the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron said hours before Britain’s departure from the EU, adding that it meant “we need more Europe”.

“This departure is a shock. It’s a historic warning sign which must... be heard by all of Europe and make us reflect,” Macron said in a short televised address.

Failure to reform the EU had turned the bloc into a “scapegoat”, he said, adding that faced with China and the US, “we need more Europe”.