Britain to launch Brexit process on March 29

 20 Mar 2017 - 14:27

Britain to launch Brexit process on March 29
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani speaks to the media as he arrives to attend the European Union (EU) Leaders Summit in Brussels, Belgium on March 9, 2017. Dursun Aydemir - AA

AFP

BRUSSELS: Prime Minister Theresa May will write to the European Union on March 29 formally announcing Britain's withdrawal from the bloc, EU sources told Reuters on Monday.

That letter next Wednesday will start the clock ticking on a two-year countdown to Brexit and allow negotiations to start between London and Brussels in the coming weeks.