May says EU membership next week on

The British Prime Minister Theresa May will officially inform Brussels next Wednesday that her country's EU membership.

That has a spokesman for the premier said Monday. May had already repeatedly let it be known that they wanted to do at the end of March, but now is also a date has been set.

The cancellation of the membership leads according to the European Treaty of Lisbon (2009) the negotiation of the new relationship between the EU and the outgoing member. The brexit would then have to be resolved in two years. "Brussels" has repeatedly said that the separation is negotiated, before it can be negotiated on how a possible new relationship can look like.

The United Kingdom EU President Donald Tusk has been informed of the intention, said the British spokesman. The European Commission said Monday "ready" for the negotiations.


Tusk will as soon as possible after Mays official notice call a special EU Summit in Brussels, possibly on april 6. EU leaders will determine the negotiating mandate with which Michel Barnier, the French Chief negotiator on behalf of the EU countries, getting started may.

The British Queen Elizabeth II had Thursday formally approved the law with which Prime Minister Theresa May wants to leave the European Union. A few days earlier was the British Parliament finally approved the withdrawal from the European Union through article 50. It was the final hurdle for the legislation.

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