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Hopes EU and UK remain strong allies, says ex-Italian PM

From an economic and trade perspective, the UK leaving the European Union will be a serious problem for Europe and a “catastrophic problem” for the UK, the former Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said.

Speaking to BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur, Mr Gentiloni said he hoped not much would change from a geopolitical point of view, explaining that we shared common values and wanted the EU and UK to continue to be strong allies.

Watch the full interview on Wednesday 6 March on BBC World News and Thursday 7 March 2019 on the BBC News Channel or watch again on BBC iPlayer (UK only)

  • 06 Mar 2019
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