Media: Mae has notified Brussels about the beginning of Brexit
LONDON/BRUSSELS, March 29. /TASS/. Prime Minister Theresa may has notified EU authorities of the formal procedure is to run for the country’s exit from the EU. The corresponding statement she made on Wednesday, speaking in the House of Commons of the British Parliament.
“A few minutes ago in Brussels, the British permanent representative to the EU handed over a letter to the head of the European Council on my behalf, confirming the government’s decision to apply article 50 of the Treaty on the EU,” she said. “The process provided for in article 50, it is now launched,” he added.
This was confirmed by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to whom the message may have passed the UK’s permanent representative to the EU, Tim barrow. “Nine months later, the UK did it (sent a notification of start of procedure Brexit — approx. TASS),” wrote Tusk in his microblog on Twitter.
The Article 50 letter. #Brexit pic.twitter.com/SO5R5BTvhw
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) 29 Mar 2017
Mei called the launch of the Brexit historical moment in which there is no turning back.
This is a historic moment, which may not be going back. UK leaves the European Union. We are going to make their own decisions and their own laws.Teresa Mypremier Minister
“Today not a good day. The output of the United Kingdom will mark a new Chapter in the history of the EU, but we are ready and we will move forward, hoping that Britain will remain a close partner”, — said the head of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, commenting on the launch of the procedure Brexit.
“Today is the first day of a very long journey,” — said in turn, chief negotiator of the EU under the terms Brexit, Michel Barnier.
The notification was made in accordance with article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on EU, the application of which begins a two-year process of negotiations on the conditions of “divorce” between London and Brussels. This is the first application of the said article for the entire 60-year history of the European community, and negotiations should start not earlier than may.