European Union leaders are meeting for the first time in over 40 years without a British presence for talks on the UK's exit from the bloc. Paul Chapman reports.
This gathering of European Union leaders in Brussels is the first in over 40 years with no British presence. They're meeting for informal talks about the UK's exit from the bloc without Prime Minister David Cameron. Lithuania's president says it's time to move forwards and the priority is the EU, not Britain. (SOUNDBITE)(English) LITHUANIAN PRESIDENT DALIA GRYBAUSKAITE SAYING: "I think it's not about him today. He and Britain know what to do after what they did. Today it's about us, what we are going to do, about our unity, and about preparations for the transitional period." Also in Brussels on Wednesday was Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. She's meeting the EU leaders looking for a way for Scotland to remain in the bloc. In last week's referendum Scotland voted decisively to stay in, putting it at odds with the United Kingdom as a whole, which saw a majority in favour of leaving. Sturgeon says the vote makes a second referendum on Scottish independence from the rest of Britain highly likely.