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EU leaders to vow unity, constructive approach to get exit deal with Britain
March 29, 2017 / 10:27 AM / 8 months ago

EU leaders to vow unity, constructive approach to get exit deal with Britain

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will pledge on Wednesday to stand united in “constructive” talks with Britain on its exit from the EU to reduce uncertainty for citizens and businesses, a draft document showed just hours before London’s formal notification to quit.

FILE PHOTO: A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags ahead of a visit from Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File photo

The draft does not mention the possibility that the two sides will fail to reach an agreement by the end of the two-year period envisaged by EU law. This removed a remark from an earlier version that the EU would be ready for a “no deal” option though it did not desire it.

Reporting By Jan Strupczewski; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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