BRUSSELS – The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local)
The Dutch presidency of the European Union is mounting pressure on Britain to make haste with its withdrawal from the bloc after last week's referendum.
Dutch Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told a special session of the EU parliament that "No one, no one, will benefit from a period of prolonged limbo. The ball is in London's court," she said.
She said that "cool heads must now prevail" to chart the way ahead. Britain has said it might not officially start the talks to withdraw for months now. Hennis-Plasschaert acknowledged that the UK needs time, given the political chaos in the country. Yet she wants to make the transition as short as possible.