France warns against Britain's pullout from EU

PARIS, March 3 (KUNA) — French President Francois Hollande on Thursday warned that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union would lead to dire consequences at various levels particularly concerning refugees’ inflow.
Hollande speaking at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, following summit talks in the French city Amiens, warned that the UK pullout would prompt European states change methods of dealing with the immigrants’ crisis.
He reiterated Paris’ desire to see London remaining “as in the core of the European Union” but noted that the final word in this respect remains with the British people.
Cameron for his part affirmed his personal desire to keep his nation within the union and declared earmarking 17 million sterling pounds worth of aid for France to transport the refugees from Calais camp to more secure locations in France.
The French minister of economy had warned that Paris would lift border barriers and let thousands of refugees flock freely to Britain in case the British people opted to drop out of the union, at a public referendum due on June 23rd.
A recent British poll showed that majority of decisions makers in British companies and car industry sector believe remaining in the EU is better for trade due to prospected commercial restrictions and decline of skilled labor. (end) mmb.rk