Emma Ross-Thomas | Bloomberg | Aug 8th, 2016
EU members give their Brexit demands, while consumers show resilience
What are the 27 other EU countries hoping to get out of Brexit talks? Bloomberg reporters put that question to governments across the continent and came away with a web of priorities and red lines that can't be crossed.
Several countries including Germany, Portugal and the Czech Republic say the U.K. must accept freedom of movement rules in return for single-market access, writes Bloomberg's Alan Crawford. France may be ready to go even further and link free movement to Britain’s ambition of keeping the so-called passport rights that allow banks to sell services on the continent.
Just three EU members—Denmark, Austria and Bulgaria—cited a shared concern with Britain over free movement.