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.
The second round of negotiations on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union will start on Monday in the Belgian capital of Brussels.
Greece is unlikely to suffer significant losses amid Brexit but could instead benefit from shipping and service companies looking for alternative post-Brexit locations, Vassilios Korkidis, the president of the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE), told Sputnik.
UK government officials dropped the "cake and eat it" approach to the negotiations on the Brexit following the June 8 snap general elections, and are starting to accept the inevitability of a choice between access to the EU single market or political control, local media reported Monday, citing government insiders.
Six out of 10 Britons, especially the younger generation, do not want to lose their EU citizenship following Brexit, with many prepared to pay large sums to retain rights to live, work, study and travel in the European bloc, a survey led by the London School of Economics showed.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she continued to believe that the people of Scotland should have a choice on its future at the end of the Brexit process.
No EU citizen currently living in the United Kingdom lawfully will be asked to leave after Brexit under the proposals of the UK government on EU nationals’ rights, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday.
The offer the United Kingdom made to the European Union regarding the rights of EU citizens in the country after Brexit is "below" the bloc’s expectations and may worsen their situation, European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday.
The London mayor explained why Theresa May should change her hard approach to leaving the European Union.
The United Kingdom will retain its leadership on the world stage after Brexit, Queen Elizabeth II said.
Britain should take a "smooth pathway" for its departure from the European Union, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said.
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond expressed Sunday support of the smooth Brexit, including “seamless” shift from the customs union to the new agreements, one day prior to the Brexit negotiations.
A total of 53 percent of the UK citizens want to hold a referendum after the Brexit negotiations will be finished to decide whether to accept the conditions of withdrawal from the European Union, a poll showed Sunday.
Maintaining a "fluid" border with Spain is crucial for Gibraltar from the economic point of view, its deputy chief minister told Sputnik.
The negotiations on the UK withdrawal from the European Union are expected to start on June 19. However, the issue of Gibraltar, which is the only UK overseas territory in the 28-nation bloc, will barely be discussed at the talks.
The European Union is still unaware of London's position on the upcoming negotiations on its departure from the bloc, even though almost a year has passed since the Brexit referendum, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday at the high-level 2017 Conference on Defense and Security in Prague (DESCOP).
The UK's Conservative Party has overcome division on the issue of Brexit, candidate Kwasi Kwarteng told Sputnik.
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.
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