Paris and Berlin ready ‘Plan B’ for life after Brexit



Alex Barker,  Stefan Wagstyl ,  Anne-Sylvaine Chassany  – May 26, 2016

European leaders have stepped-up secret discussions about a future union without Britain, drawing-up a “plan-B” focused on closer security and defence co-operation in the event of a UK vote to leave the EU.

At several overlapping meetings in recent weeks — in Hanover, Rome and Brussels — EU leaders and their most trusted aides have discussed how to mount a common response to Brexit, which would be the bloc’s biggest setback in its 60-year history.