Brexit: EU leaders to meet without Cameron

    Brexit: EU leaders to meet without Cameron The UK seat will be empty during the second day of the summit in Brussels

    June 29, London: European Union leaders are to begin the second day of their summit in Brussels - but without the UK after it last week voted to leave the bloc, reports said.

    On Tuesday British PM David Cameron told the other 27 leaders that trade and security co-operation would be vital whatever the future links.

    Germany's Angela Merkel urged the EU to "respect the result" of the UK vote. But she and other leaders renewed their call for Britain to set out plans for leaving as soon as possible.

    They insist there can be no negotiation before the UK has formally invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will trigger the withdrawal talks, BBC reported.

    Tuesday's meeting in Brussels was Cameron's final EU summit, after he announced his intention to stand down by October.

    The 27 other leaders will shortly gather in the Belgian capital to discuss the future without the UK. This has not happened for more than 40 years.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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