Article 50 triggered, Brexit process is underway

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By NTD Newsroom
March 29, 2017World News

The Brexit process is underway with British Prime Minister Theresa May signing a letter to the European Council invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon on March 28.

Article 50 triggers Britain’s intention of leaving the continental bloc following a referendum last year.

The U.K. now has two years to negotiate an exit deal, which will require approval from a ‘qualified majority’ of EU member states.

The letter will be delivered by hand to European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels on March 29 by Tim Barrow, Britain’s permanent representative to the EU.

May will also notify Parliament about the letter.

As no states have left the EU since its founding 59 years ago, the details of the Brexit process will become clearer as negotiations unfold.

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