The Wall Street Journal: Messy Brexit could damage EU-U.S. ties: Poland’s deputy prime minister

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Participants hold a British Union flag and an EU flag during a pro-EU referendum event at Parliament Square in London

WASHINGTON—An abrupt and messy U.K. departure from the European Union risks weakening the trans-Atlantic ties between the bloc and the U.S., Poland’s deputy prime minister said Saturday, adding that Britain should seek to maintain a close economic relationship with the EU.

In an interview on the sidelines of the fall meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Mateusz Morawiecki said Britain’s Brexit vote in a referendum in June “has weakened the European Union from many different angles” and highlights the urgent need to reform the bloc’s governance and fuel faster economic growth.

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