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Britain to trigger Brexit process on March 29, government says

European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Friday, June 24, 2016. [Associated Press]

European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Friday, June 24, 2016. [Associated Press]

LONDON — Britain's government says it will trigger Article 50, signaling Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29.

The Department for Exiting the European Union said in a statement that Britain's permanent representative to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed the European Council President Donald Tusk of the timing on Monday morning. The notification of triggering Article 50 will come in the form of a letter.

Brexit Secretary David Davis said in a statement that the country is "on the threshold of the most important negotiation" for a generation.

Britain to trigger Brexit process on March 29, government says 03/20/17 [Last modified: Monday, March 20, 2017 7:51am]
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