It's not only Chancellor Merkel who wants Britain to stay in the EU. Recent surveys show that most of her fellow Germans do as well. DW's Christopher Springate has been out on the streets of Berlin to find out just how keen they are.
European Council President Donald Tusk said there could be no "cherry-picking" on post-Brexit trade relations. British Prime Minister Theresa May will unveil Brexit plans at a speech next week.
UK Brexit Minister David Davis' speech in Vienna sought to reassure EU leaders. Brexit would not lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom and Britain would not be plunged into a Mad Max-style world, he said.
EU leaders meet informally in Brussels to discuss how to deal with the loss of funds from the UK when it leaves the bloc. The group of 27 is also discussing how to chose the next President of the European Commission.
The number of EU citizens leaving Britain has reached its highest level in a decade, while fewer are arriving. It is unclear if concerns surrounding Brexit are a major factor in people's decision to leave.
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