Brexit Begins: Hurdles to a UK-EU Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon today (March 29), formally notifying the European Union of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the bloc and embarking on two years of negotiations with the other 27 EU members.

“This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back,” she said. It came moments after Britain’s EU ambassador formally triggered the UK’s exit by handing over a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk. Tusk responded by holding up the letter saying, “We already miss you. Thank you and goodbye.” 

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