Italy's Renzi: EU can't waste time on Brexit procedures

The worst thing the European Union could do in the wake of the Brexit referendum is get trapped in procedural debates about Britain's exit from the bloc, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says.

"The last thing Europe should do is embark on a discussion on procedures for a year," Renzi tells the Italian Senate before flying to Berlin to discuss Britain's EU divorce with French, German and EU counterparts.

Insisting that this week's EU summit should "be about the relaunch" of the European project and "not just about the exit procedures" for Britain, Renzi says Europe "should think a little more about social issues and a little less about bureaucratic issues."

Last update: Mon, 27/06/2016 - 12:53

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