EU leaders should hold informal talks in September to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc, according to a proposal EU President Donald Tusk said he would make during a two-day summit starting Tuesday.
Last week, almost 52 per cent of British voters opted for a so-called Brexit, putting one of the European Union's top three economies on the unprecedented track of leaving. The vote has triggered political disarray in Britain and sent shock waves across the EU.
Later Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron will meet his 27 EU counterparts for the first time since Thursday's referendum, to talk through the next steps. On Wednesday, they will hold informal talks without him.
The informal talks Tusk proposed for September could take place in the Slovak capital Bratislava, he said, as the country will hold the EU's presidency. The meeting will not include Britain, an EU source said on condition of anonymity.