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EU leaders to meet for special Brexit summit on April 29: Donald Tusk

Meeting is necessary before negotiations between Britain and remaining EU states can start formally

Reuters  |  Brussels 

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The European Union's 27 leaders will meet on April 29 to agree their negotiating lines for talks after London sends in a formal notification that it wants to leave the bloc, the chairman of the summit, Donald Tusk, said on Tuesday.

The meeting is a necessary step before the negotiations between Britain and the 27 remaining EU states can start formally. London said on Monday it would send in its exit notification on March 29.

"In view of what was announced in London yesterday, I'd like to inform you that I will call a European Council on Saturday, the 29th of April, to adopt the guidelines for the talks," Tusk told reporters.

"You know I personally wish the UK hadn't chosen to leave the EU, but the majority of British voters decided otherwise. Therefore we must do everything we can to make the process of divorce the least painful for the EU."

The unprecedented talks are due to run for two years, though many diplomats and officials admit it would probably take longer.

"Our main priority for the negotiations must be to create as much certainty and clarity as possible for all citizens, companies and member states that will be negatively affected by Brexit, as well as our important partners and friends around the world," Tusk added.

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EU leaders to meet for special Brexit summit on April 29: Donald Tusk

Meeting is necessary before negotiations between Britain and remaining EU states can start formally

Meeting is necessary before negotiations between Britain and remaining EU states can start formally
The European Union's 27 leaders will meet on April 29 to agree their negotiating lines for talks after London sends in a formal notification that it wants to leave the bloc, the chairman of the summit, Donald Tusk, said on Tuesday.

The meeting is a necessary step before the negotiations between Britain and the 27 remaining EU states can start formally. London said on Monday it would send in its exit notification on March 29.

"In view of what was announced in London yesterday, I'd like to inform you that I will call a European Council on Saturday, the 29th of April, to adopt the guidelines for the talks," Tusk told reporters.

"You know I personally wish the UK hadn't chosen to leave the EU, but the majority of British voters decided otherwise. Therefore we must do everything we can to make the process of divorce the least painful for the EU."

The unprecedented talks are due to run for two years, though many diplomats and officials admit it would probably take longer.

"Our main priority for the negotiations must be to create as much certainty and clarity as possible for all citizens, companies and member states that will be negatively affected by Brexit, as well as our important partners and friends around the world," Tusk added.
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EU leaders to meet for special Brexit summit on April 29: Donald Tusk

Meeting is necessary before negotiations between Britain and remaining EU states can start formally

The European Union's 27 leaders will meet on April 29 to agree their negotiating lines for talks after London sends in a formal notification that it wants to leave the bloc, the chairman of the summit, Donald Tusk, said on Tuesday.

The meeting is a necessary step before the negotiations between Britain and the 27 remaining EU states can start formally. London said on Monday it would send in its exit notification on March 29.

"In view of what was announced in London yesterday, I'd like to inform you that I will call a European Council on Saturday, the 29th of April, to adopt the guidelines for the talks," Tusk told reporters.

"You know I personally wish the UK hadn't chosen to leave the EU, but the majority of British voters decided otherwise. Therefore we must do everything we can to make the process of divorce the least painful for the EU."

The unprecedented talks are due to run for two years, though many diplomats and officials admit it would probably take longer.

"Our main priority for the negotiations must be to create as much certainty and clarity as possible for all citizens, companies and member states that will be negatively affected by Brexit, as well as our important partners and friends around the world," Tusk added.

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