Reaction from Charles Michel on Theresa May's plans
“Clarity is in the interest of both Europe and the United Kingdom.
It is essential that the prime minister has set the course for the future of her country.
I plead for a loyal and intelligent Brexit that refocuses on the expectations of our citizens. We need clear and realistic goals. We will negotiate the new relationship with a fair and constructive approach.
Now that we know what the intentions are the process cannot be delayed. The exit procedure has to be swift and coherent.
The United Kingdom is the 4th client of Belgium and its 6th supplier so we need to avoid uncertainty at all costs.”