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Brexit : The regions it encounters as the first

Two weeks before the planned exit date in the UK, the uncertainty is large. Not only in London and Brussels, the atmosphere is increasingly strained, even in the regions of the member States of confusion.

While on Thursday evening in the British house of Commons historic vote ran and the parliamentarians rejected a second Referendum, language Brexit-negotiator, Michel Barnier, at a Meeting of the European regional representatives in Bucharest. "The Situation is bad. But we are if necessary prepared on a hard Brexit and underestimate its consequences,“ he said.

to come no Matter what Brexit scenario: The regions will be the first to feel the consequences. Because two-thirds of all EU laws are implemented locally. Really good, no one feels prepared for the Meeting in Bucharest.

The Northern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania makes, for example, Concerns about its fishing industry. Because 90 percent of prisoners herring come from British waters in the North sea, which supplies over 80 percent of the German high-sea fishing.

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to order, Without agreement, the German fishermen lose the right to go on fishing. And also, shipyards are affected, says the country's Deputy Tilo Gundlack to EurActiv. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern produces cruise ships for the Asian market. Are insured this, however, the London-based insurance system Lloyd. As you will have in the future hand, you can hardly plan says Gundlack, and adds: "We fish completely in the dark."

A little more optimistic Barbara Hackenschmidt, the Deputy is shown in the Brandenburg state Parliament. Although you do in the economy – the large companies BASF, as well as many small and medium-sized enterprises in the area of engineering fear of losing their sales in the UK market. Some even expect at the beginning, up to 30 percent losses. Also, the British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce to build its site, says Hackenschmidt to EurActiv. "This means that these companies consider, where you'll find the bigger market – and in the EU."

Berlin feared a decline in tourism,

tourism is likely to be the consequences for Germany to bear. "In Berlin, it looks very different. The have a lot more British tourists and will feel the Brexit“. The city-state, in which about 18,000 of the 100,000 Britons live in Germany, is already preparing and want to give British nationals even after the Brexit generous residence rights, as the head of the foreigners authority has announced.

Westphalia in the West, in North Rhine-developed, the Parliament is also a Brexit-law. Here, a hearing has been set up Commission to evaluate various scenarios of Brexit in NRW. The step, however, came quite late. The Commission met for the first Time in January, so two months before the planned Brexit.

To the report, it'll take two years, says Commission member Romina Plonsker to EurActiv. "We look at a whole range of areas. Business, research, art, cities, partnerships, consumer protection – the Brexit concerns you all.“ To problems to which no one thinks to come. "A big part of our midwives is British. Be moving then?“ ask Plonsker.

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