European parliament president 'relieved' at Scotland result

AFP , Friday 19 Sep 2014

Members of the European Parliament stand to applaud during a voting session on the EU-Ukraine Association agreement at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, September 16, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said Friday he was "relieved" about the outcome of Scotland's independence referendum.

"I admit, I am relieved about the result," Shultz said on German public radio when asked about the rejection of independence by voters in a historic referendum marked by a massive turnout.

"The next time I meet (British Prime Minister) David Cameron, I'll tell him that I like a United Kingdom in a united Europe," he said.

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