Fico: Brexit Would Be Terrifying for Both EU and UK

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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Photo by TASR)

Brussels, February 19 (TASR-correspondent) – Britain’s exit from the EU would be a terrifying thing for the EU, and it would damage Britain as well, so a compromise is needed, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said at a press conference on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday.

“We’ll reach an agreement, but the question is when. Whether it will be at a normal evening time, or we’ll talk deep into night as usual, which I consider insane,” said Fico.

According to Fico, when Slovakia will preside over the EU Council in the second half of 2016, it will certainly promote putting a stop to such nightly talks. The first day of the current two-day summit was disbanded at 1.30 a.m. on Friday, with bilateral talks on a compromise proposal between Britain and individual EU member states lasting until 5.30 a.m.

“This is undignified and it results in nervousness. It isn’t dignified for prime ministers to formulate any texts at 3 in the morning,” added Fico.