May to meet Merkel: UK to relinquish scheduled EU presidency

July 20, 2016 12:05 AM

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May to meet Merkel: UK to relinquish scheduled EU presidency

The UK is to relinquish its upcoming six-month presidency of the European Council as it prepares to leave the EU.

The announcement from No 10 came as Theresa May prepares to meet her German counterpart Angela Merkel for the first time since becoming prime minister.

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