Brexit: No substantive talks for 12 months, Herman Van Rompuy predicts

Substantive Brexit talks between the UK and the rest of the EU are unlikely to start much before the end of 2017, a former European Council president says.
Speaking to the BBC, Herman Van Rompuy said negotiations were unlikely until a new German government was formed after next September’s election.
The talks will be tough but hopefully of mutual benefit, he said, adding the UK had to make the “first move”.Read More..

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