'No need to write, David,' impatient EU tells Cameron

June 25, 2016 10:57 PM

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'No need to write, David,' impatient EU tells Cameron

BRUSSELS Britain need not send a formal letter to the European Union to trigger a two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc, EU officials said, implying British Prime Minister David Cameron could start the process when he speaks at a summit on Tuesday.

"'Triggering' ... could either be a letter to the president of the European Council or an official statement at a meeting of the European Council duly noted in the official records of the meeting," a spokesman for the council of EU leaders said.

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