German chancellor Angela Merkel is to host a mini summit of European leaders next week, following the UK's vote to leave the EU.
Merkel added that the EU must remain “calm and collected” in the aftermath of the UK's vote, but added that she “deeply regrets” the Brexit verdict.
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The German chancellor added that while negotiations are ongoing, Great Britain remains a member of the European Union.
“All rights and obligations will still be in effect until the membership is totally removed,” she said.