LONDON/BRUSSELS—On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May briefed the European Union authorities on triggering the Brexit process.
According to BBC, UK ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow has handed May’s letter over to European Council President Donald Tusk. In this connection, Tusk wrote on Twitter that “after nine months the UK has delivered.”
Theresa May has called Brexit “a historic moment from which there can be no turning back.”
“In accordance with the wishes of the people, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union,” she said.
This step, taken in accordance with Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, will pave the way for the two-year Brexit negotiations between London and Brussels.
The article will be implemented for the first time in the history of the European Union, the talks are expected to begin no earlier than in May.