The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, had her first one to one meeting with European Council President, Donald Tusk, this week. Ms May said that Britain and the European Union must work together to make their divorce smooth and forge a new "strong relationship", while Mr Tusk said that UK should start the formal procedure to leave the bloc as soon as possible. However, according to reports, Ms May feels little pressure to hurry, as she has won the agreement of EU officials to take at least until the end of this year to come up with a negotiating stance for the UK’s talks with the EU. The two leaders did agree, nevertheless, that Britain would have "a strong voice" in the EU while it was still a member.