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EU leaders agree on negotiating stance for Brexit talks

Saturday - 29/04/2017 09:24
The 27 leaders are also expected to support automatic union membership for Northern Ireland should it ever vote to unify with the Republic of Ireland. It’s also believed they will back Spain having a veto on any deal that concerns Gibraltar.
European Union leaders have unanimously agreed on the guidelines that the bloc will follow when negotiating with the UK over its exit from the union.

The talks to approve the guidelines were chaired by European Council President Donald Tusk on Saturday. The special summit, which was attended by the leaders of the 27 member states, took less than 15 minutes to unanimously agree upon the guidelines, which Tusk issued last month.

After the talks, Tusk tweeted that a “firm and fair political mandate” for the talks was ready.

The negotiations will begin after the UK’s general election on June 8.

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