Reactions to the Brexit result have been coming in from EU leaders as well.
The Social Democrat left his post as head of the European Parliament to challenge Angela Merkel. As he lags in the polls, Schulz holds on to the hope that his enthusiasm can convince voters to abandon "aloof" Merkel.
In an exclusive DW interview, Merkel's challenger criticized her campaign motto and lack of leadership. He was also highly critical of Turkish President Erdogan, saying he would not be blackmailed on refugee policy.
Out of step with the voters and now out of power, Germany’s elections saw Martin Schulz lead the Social Democrats to their worst result ever – is he a credible opposition leader? Conflict Zone meets SPD MEP Arne Lietz.
The European Parliament has overwhelming backed a motion urging EU leaders not to move on to the next phase of Brexit negotiations with Britain. The move has dealt a blow to London's hopes of moving on to trade talks.
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