The two-year countdown to Brexit has begun

April 1, 2017

Back in October Theresa May promised to invoke Article 50, the legal procedure for leaving the European Union, by the end of March 2017. On March 29th the prime minister duly sent a six-page letter to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council of heads of EU governments. Article 50 sets in motion a negotiating process with a two-year time limit that can be extended only by unanimous agreement of all EU governments.

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Topics: BILATERAL INTEGRATION BREXIT

Regions: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Authors: THE ECONOMIST

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