Portugal opens “formal study on implications of Brexit”

A working group of Portuguese MPs is being put together to study the implications of Brexit as Britain’s Conservative government actions Article 50.

Says Público, the ministries of foreign affairs, European Affairs and Portuguese Communities will be “particularly attentive” to developments.

Parliamentary leader Ferro Rodrigues said after the controversial referendum vote that has upset so many British citizens, Brexit is a major alert that “Europe has to reconsider the path it has been on for the last few years. It is neither possible, nor desirable that we should act as if nothing is happening”.