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

Bratislava to host first summit on EU's future

An EU summit without the UK prime minister on 16 September in Bratislava will kick off the discussion on the future of EU following Brexit, EU leaders decided today (29 June).

Matthew Tempest 29/06/201618:48

EU leaders on collision course with Commission over CETA

The European Commission’s announcement that the EU-Canada trade deal will be concluded without the involvement of national parliaments has sparked debate at the EU summit in Brussels and was met with outrage in a number of countries.

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reportedly told EU leaders on Tuesday (28 June) that the Commission considers the Comprehensive Economic and …