Hans-Peter Friedrich, CDU/CSU Brexit working group: “We have to find ways to make [London financial] services available to the EU, too.”
(Source: Bloomberg – 9 March 2017)

Hans-Peter Friedrich leads the Brexit working group for the CDU/CSU grouping, the largest group in the Bundestag. In an interview with Bloomberg, he said: “There are services that you have to leave in London simply because London is better at them”. “We have to find ways to make these services available to the EU, too. Hence, we need a matter-of-fact discussion.”

He said that “we’ll have to find a new form” to replace the existing passporting regime.