29 June 2016, Brussels – Together with the Presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission, EU leaders met for the first time today without the United Kingdom at the table. They expressed their regret for the referendum result but showed determination to forge ahead with current priorities.
“We reconfirmed that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union must be orderly and there will be no negotiations of any kind until the UK formally notifies its intention to withdraw. We hope to have the UK as a close partner in the future. It is up to the British government to notify the European Council of the UK intentions to withdraw from the EU.”
High Representative Federica Mogherini presented the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy to EU leaders, meeting in Brussels. Entitled, Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe, the strategy offers a vision for the EU’s global role in challenging times.