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France's Hollande says Scottish referendum decisive for Europe
September 18, 2014 / 3:49 PM / 3 years ago

France's Hollande says Scottish referendum decisive for Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday the result of the Scottish referendum was not only decisive for Britain, but for all of Europe.

French President Francois Hollande addresses a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

“After half a century of building Europe, we risk entering a period of deconstruction,” Hollande told a news conference.

“The Scottish referendum is taking place at this moment which can decide the future of Britain, but also of Europe,” Hollande said.

Reporting By Elizabeth Pineau; writing by John Irish; editing by Mark John

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