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UK: Theresa May formally triggers Brexit process03:14

UK: Theresa May formally triggers Brexit process

United Kingdom, London
March 29, 2017 at 12:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she had formally triggered Article 50 to the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, officially starting negotiations for the UK to break away from the EU.

May signed a letter that was later presented to European Council president Donald Tusk by British ambassador to the EU Sir Tim Barrow that gives formal notice of the UK’s desire to leave the EU under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

May reportedly discussed the beginning of UK-EU negotiations with Tusk, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone, Tuesday evening.

Article 50 allows EU and UK representatives two years to come to a deal on the terms of the UK’s exit from the union, with the deadline for the talks set for 29 March 2019. If an agreement is not reached, the parties will have to decide on an extension date.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she had formally triggered Article 50 to the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, officially starting negotiations for the UK to break away from the EU.

May signed a letter that was later presented to European Council president Donald Tusk by British ambassador to the EU Sir Tim Barrow that gives formal notice of the UK’s desire to leave the EU under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

May reportedly discussed the beginning of UK-EU negotiations with Tusk, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone, Tuesday evening.

Article 50 allows EU and UK representatives two years to come to a deal on the terms of the UK’s exit from the union, with the deadline for the talks set for 29 March 2019. If an agreement is not reached, the parties will have to decide on an extension date.

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