"The decision of the British people to leave the EU is a shock for Europe."
"The decision of the British people to leave the EU is a shock for Europe. We need Europe and a new European model to overcome the borders between us and to reaffirm our place in a wider community. Europe should count on its cities as deliverers of change. We need a new governance. We are stronger working together: Europe's cities will continue to thrive thanks to cooperation and exchange of experience. The EU can be revived if we look to our cities. We, EUROCITIES, will continue cooperating with large British cities. As mayors, we are aware that we have an important role to play in making the EU more citizen-oriented, united and open."
Johanna Rolland, mayor of Nantes and EUROCITIES president, 24 June 2016