Leaders throughout the EU react to the UK’s hung parliament

Michel Barnier, EU Chief Brexit Negotiator 

Brexit negotiations should start when UK is ready; timetable and EU positions are clear. Let’s put our minds together on striking a deal.” {Via Twitter} 

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

“We don’t know when Brexit talks start. We know when they must end. Do your best to avoid a “no deal” as result of “no negotiations.” {Via Twitter}

Guy Verhofstadt, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

“Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated.” {Via Twitter}

Sigmar Gabriel, German Foreign Minister

“Now it’s important to form a new government as soon as possible,” Mr. Gabriel said in televised comments.

“I think the message of the election is: Conduct fair talks with the European Union and think again if it’s really good for Great Britain to depart from the European Union in this way.”

Authored by Alexander Burley