European Parliament President Martin Schulz wants Britain to officially apply for an exit from the European Union already by Tuesday, following its vote to leave the bloc.
Schulz tells weekly Bild am Sonntag Sunday that “we now expect the British government to deliver. The summit on Tuesday is the right moment for this.”
Top EU officials have repeatedly pressed Britain for a quick exit to avoid a period of uncertainty for the remaining 27 EU countries.
The victorious “leave” campaigners in Britain have said there’s no rush to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, which will begin a two-year exit process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the UK and the EU.