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newsResults of European Council (Art. 50), 17/10/2018

Main results

At the European Council (Art. 50) working dinner on 17 October 2018, EU27 leaders reviewed the state of the negotiations with the UK.

Ahead of the meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May updated the leaders on the UK perspective of the negotiations.

EU27 leaders reaffirmed their full confidence in Michel Barnier as the negotiator and their determination to stay united. They also noted that, despite intensive negotiations, not enough progress has been achieved.

The European Council (Art. 50) called on the Union negotiator to continue his efforts to reach an agreement in accordance with previously agreed European Council guidelines.

The leaders declared their readiness to convene a European Council, if and when the Union negotiator reports that decisive progress has been made. 

The meeting was followed by the European Council on 18 October 2018.

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