Cameron Heads to Summit After E.U. Leaders Reject Informal Brexit Talks

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British Prime Minister David Cameron will attend an E.U. summit on Tuesday for the first time since his nation voted to leave the bloc. The summit comes after a rejection by E.U. leaders of informal negotiations, the BBC reports, and an insistence that the UK follows exit protocol by invoking Article 50.

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy convened in Berlin on Monday to call for a “new impulse” in moving the E.U. forward after a British exit. French President François Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are adamant that Britain kickstart the leave process as swiftly as possible, the BBC says, in order to focus on the security and immigration challenges which lie ahead for the remaining 27 member states.

“On the one hand we are sad but it is also the right time to write a new page in European history on what unites us,” said Renzi.

The U.K. however appears to have no intentions of initiating the leave process anytime soon as Cameron indicated in his resignation speech that formal talks would not take place until a successor is found for him after he steps down in October.


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