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19th Aug 2017

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Tusk plans meeting EU leaders ahead of Bratislava Brexit summit

EU council president, Donald Tusk, will hold talks with all EU leaders, including UK PM Theresa May, ahead of an informal Bratislava Brexit summit on 16 September. EU member states — apart from Britain — will discuss in Bratislava how to respond to the Brexit vote and consider future development of the EU itself. A working dinner with German chancellor Angela Merkel is planned already on 18 August.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

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