EU leaders figuring out what to do after UK vote

Jean-Claude Juncker
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the media at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

LONDON (AP) – Top European Union officials are hunkering down in Brussels, trying to work out how to navigate uncharted waters after the shocking decision by British voters to leave the 28-nation bloc.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is hosting talks Friday with the leaders of the European Council and Parliament, along with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose country holds the EU’s rotating presidency.

The four will try to agree a European position on the vote, which could see a member country leave the bloc for the first time ever, ahead of a summit of EU leaders in Brussels starting on Tuesday.

Parliamentary leaders were meeting separately, and European commissioners – the EU’s executive body – could hold separate talks later.

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