At the EU summit on 21 June 2019, the 27 heads of state and government expressed their intention to cooperate with the new British Prime Minister in a spirit of trust. The aim is to prevent Britain from leaving the EU in a disorderly manner and to establish a future relationship with the United Kingdom that is "as close as possible". EU Council President Donald Tusk was open to adapt the declaration on the future relations between the EU and Britain, but once again ruled out any renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement.

The election of the new Tory leader is scheduled for the end of July. Both, the current favourite Boris Johnson and his rival candidate Jeremy Hunt, have promised to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement with the EU.

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