On June 28, EU leaders gathered in Belgium to discuss next steps to preserve the bloc’s unity now that the UK left it. Previously, German chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi released a joint statement, stating that the EU remains united.
The EU leaders also denied any non-official negotiations with the UK on its further relations with the EU, until London complies with the Lisbon agreement’s provision on the beginning of the formal procedure of leaving the bloc.
British PM David Cameron who had announced his resignation said his Cabinet wouldn’t file the appeal about the UK’s secession from the EU. That would most likely happen in September, when the new Prime Minister comes to power in the Great Britain.
Shortly before the summit, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said his EU counterparts should discuss not only aftermaths of Brexit, but also the ‘re-boot of the European project’.