European Commission refuses to campaign in referendum

Published: Monday 22nd February 2016 by The News Editor

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The European Union’s executive commission has said it will stay out of the referendum campaign on whether Britain should leave the EU.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker did campaign last July in a Greek referendum on whether to accept an EU-brokered agreement to secure a massive economic bailout.

But chief commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Monday that “we will not take part in this process” ahead of the June 23 poll.

Mr Schinas did not rule out the possibility that EU commissioner Jonathan Hill, who is from Britain, might campaign in a personal capacity.

Published: Monday 22nd February 2016 by The News Editor

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