July 1, 2016 / 7:28 AM / 3 years ago

EU will ensure there's no 'cherry-picking' in Brexit negotiations: Gabriel

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel attends a news conference on the renewable energy act reform in Berlin, Germany June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union will ensure that there is “no cherry-picking” in the negotiations to be held on Britain’s exit from the bloc, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a letter to employees seen by Reuters on Friday.

He also said: “Whoever does not want to belong to the EU anymore can no longer make use of the associated benefits.”

Reporting by Michelle Martin

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