Article 50 triggered

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The United Kingdom Government announced its intention on the 20 March 2017, in a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on 29 March 2017 - the process for the start of the negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

A letter from the UK Prime Minister Theresa May to European Council President President Donald Tusk was delivered on the 29 March 2017 formally triggering the Article 50 process. In addition, Theresa May gave a statement to the House of Commons. The Government also published a Guidance Note Exiting the European Union (see related url hyperlinks below)

The European Council President issued an initial statement. In addition, Mr Tusk on the 31 March 2017, while in Malta, outlined the broad outlines of the EU27 negotiating guidelines (links to these via the related url hyperlinks below).

A Special European Council would convene in EU27 format in Brussels on the 29 April 2017 to formally adopt the guidelines.

Source Link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prime-ministers-letter-to-donald-tusk-triggering-article-50
Related Link(s)
European Commission: DG Communication: RAPID: MEMO/17/648: Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union – Q&A http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-17-648_en.htm
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union http://www.europeansources.info/record/brexit-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union/
United Kingdom: GOV.UK: Prime Minister's Office: News, 28.03.17: PM calls with European leaders: 28 March 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-calls-with-european-leaders-28-march-2017
Euro|Topics: Debates, March 2017: UK triggers Brexit http://www.eurotopics.net/en/176834/uk-triggers-brexit
European Council: Press Release, 29.03.17: Statement by the European Council (Art. 50) on the UK notification http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/03/29-euco-50-statement-uk-notification/
Blog: Open Europe, 29.03.17: Theresa May triggers Article 50 – what next? http://openeurope.org.uk/today/blog/theresa-may-triggers-article-50-what-next/
The Economist, 29.03.17: A race against time. The two-year countdown to Brexit has begun http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21719758-it-leaves-britain-little-time-get-through-bulging-contentious-agenda-two-year-countdown
UK: GOV.UK: Prime Minister's Office: Speech, 29.03.17: Oral statement to Parliament. Prime Minister's Commons statement on triggering Article 50 https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/prime-ministers-commons-statement-on-triggering-article-50
UK: GOV.UK: FCO (et al): Guidance, 29.03.17: Exiting the European Union https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exiting-the-european-union
In Facts, 29.03.17: All you wanted to know about Article 50 but never dared ask https://infacts.org/all-you-wanted-to-know-about-article-50-but-never-dared-ask/
Blog: UCL: The Constitution Unit, 29.03.17: Article 50: What to expect when you’re expecting (…Brexit negotiations) https://constitution-unit.com/2017/03/29/article-50-what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-brexit-negotiations/
Blog: Institute for Government, 29.03.17: Triggering Article 50 https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/triggering-article-50
Blog: The UK in a Changing Europe, 29.03.17: The triggering of Article 50: the calm before the storm http://ukandeu.ac.uk/the-triggering-of-article-50-the-calm-before-the-storm/
EUObserver, 29.03.17: 'Unhappy' day as UK delivers Brexit letter https://euobserver.com/uk-referendum/137430
EurActiv, 29.03.17: Revoking Article 50 would be illegal, claim EU diplomats http://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/revoking-article-50-would-be-illegal-claim-eu-diplomats/
Politico, 29.03.17: 8 takeaways on Article 50 day http://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-8-takeaways-on-article-50-day-theresa-may-europe-negotiation/
The Conversation, 29.03.17: A linguist’s guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter http://theconversation.com/a-linguists-guide-to-the-theresa-may-article-50-letter-75436
The Conversation: Tag: Brexit negotiations http://theconversation.com/uk/topics/brexit-negotiations-29088
The Telegraph, 29.03.17: [Editorial]: The invoking of Article 50 was necessarily cordial. What follows may not be http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2017/03/29/invoking-article-50-necessarily-cordial-follows-may-not/
The Guardian, 29.03.17: [Editorial]: The Guardian view on leaving Europe: ending a marriage of inconvenience https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/29/the-guardian-view-on-leaving-europe-ending-a-marriage-of-inconvenience
Deutsche Welle, 29.03.17: EU leaders summon bravado as UK launches Brexit http://dw.com/p/2aHSW
Spiegel Online International, 30.03.17: Negotiation Fantasies. Hopes and Delusions from Brexitasia http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/brexit-eu-negotiations-set-for-disappointment-a-1141119.html
VoxEurop, 04.04.17: European Newspapers on Brexit: ‘Cynicism without equal’ http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/2017/european-newspapers-brexit-5120901

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