'A bad day for Europe', says Germany's Gabriel

Results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed Britain voted to leave the EU


Reuters June 24, 2016
German Economy Minister and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel sits beside the empty chair of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured), as she addresses the German lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin December 18, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN: German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on Friday described Britain's vote to leave the European Union as "a bad day for Europe".

"Damn! A bad day for Europe," Gabriel, who is also Germany's economy minister, said on his official Twitter account.



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