EU's Tusk proposes informal Brexit summit in September

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.

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 13:53

More from Europe

Denmark defends little-used law allowing seizure of refugee valuables

A controversial year-old Danish law that allows the seizure of assets from asylum seekers to make them pay for their...

Poroshenko to Biden: Ukraine will never submit to Russia

Ukraine will never submit to Russian aggression and return to being a vassal of the Russian empire, Ukrainian...

Merkel to 'work closely' with Trump despite attack over migration

Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to "work closely" with incoming US president Donald Trump despite his attack on her...

Trump's warning to German carmakers hits shares

Shares in German carmakers tumbled on Monday after incoming US president Donald Trump threatened the industry with...

Slovenians favour stronger border controls

Eighty-six percent of Slovenian citizens justify the government's decision to upgrade border controls due to a...