EU leaders urge Cameron to expedite UK divorce process

The European Parliament has urged Britain to immediately trigger the divorce process from the European Union (EU) after British voters to leave the bloc.

European lawmakers asked UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday to end the uncertainty that has gripped Europe and global markets following the Brexit referendum.

The pressure on Cameron came as the EU’s 28 leaders gathered in Brussels for a meeting on Tuesday night, the first such meeting since UK’s decision to split from the bloc.

Cameron, who announced that he would leave office by fall, suggested last week that his country will not launch Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty before October.

Meanwhile, EU President Donald Tusk has suggested that members of the bloc minus Britain will hold an informal meeting in September to discuss the future of the EU.

The British departure has triggered concerns that other EU nations may follow, challenging the political fabric of an alliance that has been…

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