What do other major countries think about us being in the EU?

World leaders including Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have made clear that Britain is stronger in Europe. Barack Obama said ‘The European Union doesn’t moderate British influence, it magnifies it. A strong Europe is not a threat to Britain’s global leadership; it enhances Britain’s global leadership.”
They would prefer to deal with us and trade with us if we are within the world’s largest free trade zone. It also makes Britain more attractive for foreign investment.
Being a leading member of the EU, as well as in NATO and the UN, ensures that Britain can stand tall in the world and promote our interests.  
If we left, we would lose our say on climate change regulations, trade regulations, the economy and security, meaning less influence on the world you and your family live in.

Last updated: Feb 18, 2016