Britain 'will remain in the EU': Austrian minister

Austria's Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling addresses the media ahead of a Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Brussels, in 2015Britain will not quit the European Union despite voting to do so in a June 23 referendum, Austria’s finance minister Hans Joerg Schelling said in an interview published on Tuesday. “In five years there will still be 28 member states,” Schelling told German business daily Handelsblatt. European leaders were discussing “all possibilities” — from Britain remaining in the EU to sealing “a free trade agreement on the Swiss or Norwegian model”, the former businessman said.

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