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Top EU official reveals possible Brexit start date

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>> A top EU official has let slip a possible start date for Brexit. Donald Tusk, revealing that in a recent meeting with UK Prime Minister, she told him she'll likely be ready to trigger the process by February next year. It's the clearer sign yet of when divorce proceedings could begin.
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Though Downing Street's reportedly distancing itself from the statement, saying the timetable is only Tusk's interpretation.>> We can start, the procedures, you know even tomorrow. But of course, we have to respect, also these needs of our British colleagues.>> Teresa May has been vague about when she'll formally start the countdown.
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Beginning a tight two-year timeline for the UK to negotiate its exit. European leaders met in Bratislava on Friday to forge a road map for the EU's future without Britain. But, as Royce's Noah Barkin reports, not everyone's on the same page. There are big differences between the member states.
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Germany for example wants fair burden sharing on refugees and a new push on economic reform. France wants to focus on security following the series of attacks there. And countries like Poland and Hungary want to take powers back from the EU.>> The summit ending in disarray, Italy conspicuously absent from a final press conference with Germany and France.
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Prime Minister Renzi instead lashing out the conclusions on immigration calling them a form of fantasy. The meeting was meant to portray a united front. Instead it's more clearly to find the divisions