15 Dec 2016
BREXIT: STATEMENT AFTER INFORMAL HEADS OF STATE OR GOVERNMENT MEETING – 15 DECEMBERBrussels Daily
Statement after the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government, 15 December 2016
After the informal meeting held on 15 December 2016 in Brussels, the 27 heads of state or government and Presidents of the European Council and Commission issued the following statement.
We, the Heads of State or Government of 27 Member States, as well as the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commisison, determined to see the Union succeed, stand ready to start negotiations with the UK as soon as the UK has notified under article 50. We welcome the intention of the UK to do so before the end of March 2017. Read Statement in full below: