EU delays June summit to avoid clashing with British referendum

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Brussels, April 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) announced on Friday that it has delayed its June summit by a few days to avoid clashing with the June 23 British referendum on continued EU membership.

“The June meeting of the European Council is confirmed for June 28-29,” Xinhua quoted Preben Aamann, a spokesman of European Council President Donald Tusk, as saying.

Leaders of the 28-member EU initially planned to begin a regular two-day meeting on June 23, the same day the Brexit vote was set to happen in Britain.

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