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.


Matthew Tempest 29/06/201618:48

Matthew Tempest 29/06/201618:48

Matthew Tempest 29/06/201617:31

James Crisp 29/06/201617:30

James Crisp 29/06/201617:20

James Crisp 29/06/201617:19

Samuel Morgan 29/06/201617:18

Matthew Tempest 29/06/201615:37

Summit over.

Here is the top line, and the main conclusions.

We, the Heads of State or Government of 27 Member States, as well as the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, deeply regret the outcome of the referendum in the UK but we respect the will expressed by a majority of the British people. Until the UK leaves the EU, EU law continues to apply to and within the UK, both when it comes to rights and obligations.

Samuel Morgan 29/06/201613:11

“The man in seat 123” (Commissioner for Health Vytenis Andriukaitis) finally breaks his silence.

Samuel Morgan 29/06/201612:48

Some of the people who have been hard at work to bring you the latest updates from the ongoing summit.