The Brits go to the polls on June 23 to vote on whether the UK should stay in the EU or leave. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warns of the consequences of a Brexit.
The meeting Youth for Peace brings together 500 international participants who will develop over three days ideas that will be presented to the German and the French presidents on Sunday. The kick-off event set the tone.
President Steinmeier warned that populists were using nationalism to keep focus away from the big picture in his first speech to the EU parliament. He called Brexit "bitter" and "irresponsible."
Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said external upheaval made it necessary for Warsaw and Poland to make amends. The EU is investigating Poland's nationalist government for violating the bloc's rules.
Speaking at a press conference with the prime minister of New Zealand, the German chancellor dismissed Trump's criticism of her refugee policy. Germany's top diplomat accused Trump of contradicting his own cabinet.
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