UK Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger the process of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union on March 29, launching the two year exit negotiations likely to be the most complex London has held since World War Two.
Britain’s ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday about the date when the UK intends to invoke Article 50 of the EU Treaty, the mechanism for starting the Brexit process.
The United Kingdom held a referendum last June in which Britons voted by a 52-48 percent margin to leave the EU, the first member state ever to do so.
Brexit Minister David Davis said the withdrawal process will take Britain to “the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation.”
“The government is clear in its aims: a deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe – a new, positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in…