The UK has triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, thereby signaling its intention to leave the European Union.
According to the rules set out by Article 50, any country which wishes to withdraw from the bloc has to do so two years after the official notification. Therefore, the United Kingdom has signaled that it will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.
According to Luxembourg's foreign minister, the European Union should begin trade talks with the United Kingdom after the Brexit bill is ready.
The EU General Affairs Council endorsed the EU Commission's negotiating directives on Brexit.
Brexit Secretary David Davis warned on Sunday that Britain will quit Brexit talks with the EU unless Brussels drops its demand to pay a €100bn (about $112bn) bill.
Britain's contribution to EU missions and military operations was only 3-5 percent, according to Federica Mogherini.
Earlier in the day, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced the Conservative manifesto ahead of the snap general election set for June 8.
The UK ruling Conservative Party seeks to tighten its stance on the immigration issue, in particular, the party intends to decrease number of migrants to the tens of thousands a year, Business Insider reported Thursday, citing leaked details from the party's manifesto.
Brexit is a problem rather than a chance to reform the European Union, a Polish minister said.
The European Union wants to maintain close ties with Great Britain despite Brexit, Brussels' top negotiator said.
The EU's top diplomat prefers to call the inclusion of new members "the reunification of Europe" rather than "expansion".
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK Labour Party, believes that the issue of Brexit has been "settled" and the Britons now should decide on the policy of the country after they leave the 28-nation bloc, media reported Tuesday citing excerpts from his speech to be delivered later in the day.
The European Union strengthened its stance on Brexit in order to demonstrate to French voters the negative consequences of withdrawing from the bloc amid the upcoming presidential elections and the possible Frexit that could follow in its wake, a member of the European Parliament from the UK Conservative Party Daniel Dalton told Sputnik Friday.
European Union officials seek to influence the outcome of the June 8 general election in Britain, according to Prime Minister Theresa May.
Brussels does not rule out extending Brexit talks beyond the March 2019 target, according to the European Commission's directives.
EU citizens should be able to live as they do despite Brexit, the bloc's Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier said.
The United Kingdom will not have the same rights as its EU neighbors after leaving the bloc, Angle Merkel said.
The UK's budget deficit shrunk to its nine-year lowest, with corporate earnings having surpassed their pre-crisis highs, and both tax revenues and governmental spending having increased to their all-time highs.
The United Kingdom and Europe should first agree on a post-Brexit trade arrangement before the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) considers possible UK membership to give the country access to the EU single market, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Maland told Sputnik on Thursday.
The snap general elections in the United Kingdom is more likely to delay Brexit negotiations with the European Union than to ensure stability in the country, a member of the UK parliament's Committee on Exiting the European Union from the Labour Party, Stephen Timms, told Sputnik.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election to have a more solid footing and a bigger mandate to hold Brexit talks with Brussels, a member of the UK parliament's Committee on Exiting the European Union from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Sammy Wilson told Sputnik.
Surprisingly for many, but during Brexit the United Kingdom has in fact strengthened its position in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index.
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