As it happened: First EU summit post-Brexit

The British people have spoken, now the member states have to start thinking about life after the UK. [Shutterstock]

Following the UK’s historic decision to leave the EU, member states convened in Brussels to begin the unprecedented decision of discussing the terms of its divorce. Follow EURACTIV’s live blog below for all the developments as they happened.

  • 23 June: 51.9% of voters chose to the leave the EU. Over 30 million people turned out.
  • 24 June: David Cameron announces he will resign as Prime Minister by October.
  • 28-29 June: EU leaders urge Britain to trigger Brexit negotiation as soon as possible.

Cameron gets okay for successor to trigger Brexit at Brussels ‘last supper’

British Prime Minister David Cameron was forced to deny the United Kingdom had collapsed “politically, monetarily, constitutionally and economically” last night, after his final summit with EU leaders before the UK leaves the bloc.