Greek commissioner: The EU 'needs' the UK

Greek Commissioner Maria Damanaki has said that the United Kingdom needs to remain a member of the European Union.

She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We need the UK. We cannot afford for the United Kingdom to go away. Because this can be the start of a process that can end up with the dilution of the whole EU."

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Leaders set to review EU's agenda after Eurosceptic surge

European leaders will review the economic area's agenda after voters "sent a strong message" in the election which saw a surge from Eurosceptic parties, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said.