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British EU vote unnerves world leaders and markets. Pictured: Flags fly at half mast at the European Union Commissionn Headquarters in Brussels following Tuesday's bombings in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2016.Reuters file

Polling is still going on in Britain on whether the country should remain in the European Union (EU) or not, but irrespective of the result, it has already got fellow Europeans worried. 

A poll conducted recently by YouGov revealed out of seven countries, a majority of respondents in six countries expressed fears that Brexit would trigger an exodus and weaken the 28-member bloc.

CNBC reported that 69 percent of Swedes, 66 percent Danes and 57 percent Norwegians said Brexit could lead to more countries leaving the EU.

"From the European perspective, the question of the outcome of the referendum is one thing, but I think if you take the broader picture then what the referendum shows is that you're dealing with these euroskeptic and populist parties everywhere across the continent these days...," the channel quoted Carsten Nickel, a political risk analyst at Teneo Intelligence, as saying.

"...and so either way, whether the U.K. stays or leaves, I think that the main takeaway here is that the days of ever closer integration are basically over," he told CNBC.

Two Scandinavian countries are important countries in this context. "Denmark and Sweden would be the ones to watch in particular, as their position would be significantly weakened," Paolo Dardanelli, senior lecturer in comparative politics and acting director of the Center for Federal Studies at the University of Kent, told the channel.

A post-Brexit scenario would result in these countries and the Netherlands becoming stronger in the EU. 

Meanwhile, London Stock Exchange's FTSE 100 gained about 100 points, or 1.5 percent and was trading at 6,371 at around 3.50 p.m. (IST). This is the highest the benchmark index has hit since April 21, according to The Guardian.

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