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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 

The European Union's 27 leaders will meet on April 29 to agree their negotiating lines for Brexit 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 ...

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 19:16 IST