February 23, 2018 / 6:50 PM / 9 months ago

Tusk expects joint EU stance on post-Brexit ties with Britain in March

European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrive to address a joint news conference during a European Union leaders informal summit in Brussels, Belgium, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he expected the 27 European Union leaders to adopt their joint stance on the bloc’s post-Brexit ties with Britain in March, regardless of whether London provides input.

Tusk told a news conference he would press on with that “whether the UK is ready with its vision of our future relations or not”.

“Naturally, it would be much better if it were,” he said. Tusk is due to meet British Prime Minister Theresa May next Thursday.

Reporting by Jan Strupczewski, Samantha Koester, Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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