Britain Should Make up Its Mind on Start of Brexit Talks – Eurogroup Head

Britain must “make up its mind” on the start of formal divorce procedures with the European Union as its economy stands to lose the most from the prolonged uncertainty, the head of euro zone finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Friday.

EU leaders have pressed Britain to initiate formal exit talks as soon as possible after voters chose to split from the bloc in a June referendum, although the government plans to take until at least the end of the year to form a negotiating stance.

“For the Brexit process, it really is up to the British to make up their minds, in terms of when to start and how to get it on the road,” Dijsselbloem told reporters in Bratislava before a meeting of the Eurogroup countries using the euro currency.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst - UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and BNN. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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