EU desires a quick exit for UK to calm markets and European citizens
European Union lawmakers are meeting in emergency session to discuss the UK's unprecedented vote to leave the EU, set to call for Britain to trigger the exit process immediately.
Brussels: European Union lawmakers are meeting in emergency session to discuss the UK's unprecedented vote to leave the EU, set to call for Britain to trigger the exit process immediately.
A non-binding draft resolution drawn up for Tuesday's session says the process should be launched once Prime Minister David Cameron notifies the outcome of the British referendum to EU leaders.
Cameron is to share his views about the referendum and perhaps Britain's future at a summit in Brussels on Tuesday afternoon.
He has signaled that Britain might not trigger the exit clause known as Article 50 until October.
EU nations acknowledge the political chaos in the UK but they want Article 50 triggered as soon as possible to calm markets and reassure European citizens.
Even before the assault on key Ukrainian government websites today, European ministers had warned that cyberattacks could precede, or accompany, a military incursion that Russia may be planning as it masses 100,000 troops on the Ukraine border.
Calls grow for Boris Johnson to resign over Downing Street parties hours before Prince Philip's funeral
While Johnson was not present at either of the two gatherings in April 2021, since he was spending the weekend at his Buckinghamshire country estate Chequers, the latest revelations add to the saga around rules being broken at the heart of the UK government
'Seeking to covertly interfere in UK politics': MI5 warn lawmakers of active Chinese spy in parliament
The Chinese embassy in London denied the accusations, saying 'we have no need and never seek to 'buy influence' in any foreign parliament'