|Author (Corporate)||United Kingdom: Prime Minister's Office|
|Series Title||Press Release|
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.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United Kingdom|