EU Heads of State and Government today conclude a two-day summit in Brussels with attention focused on London, with 27 discussing 'Brexit' already with the results of the UK elections.
The results projection of the three British televisions released shortly after the polls closed on Thursday pointed to an absolute majority for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives.
At a summit without the British Prime Minister, who asked the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, to represent him, the 27 will discuss the process of leaving the UK from the EU, with a clearer idea if will actually be in place by 31 January (the new indicative date for Brexit), depending on the results of the parliamentary elections.
On Wednesday, Charles Michel commented on today's discussion, also focusing on future relations with the United Kingdom as a third country, that, regardless of the outcome of the elections, the EU 27 message should remain the same, and “ very clear".
“We will see what the outcome of these elections is, but our message is very clear: we are ready and committed to maintaining unity among the 27, and we are also ready for the next steps. It will be very important to have strong cooperation in the future with this important country for us, ”he said.
Prior to the meeting in the so-called 'Article 50 format', from 10 am local time (9 am in Lisbon) there will be a summit of the euro at which the president of the Eurogroup Mário Centeno will report to the leaders of the progress made in deepening economic and monetary union.
With several issues still open on many fronts, including the budgetary instrument for competitiveness and convergence in the eurozone, the heads of state and government will simply ask the eurozone forum of finance ministers to speed up the work. and should return to the issue in June 2020.
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