On Wednesday, 29 March 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May notified the European Council of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The European Council responded on 31 March with its draft guidelines for the negotiations.
Download the IIEA Guide to Brexit here.
Though the broad parameters of the negotiating positions are now known, much remains to be clarified about the negotiations and indeed the process of withdrawal.
It is the first time in the Union’s history that a full Member State has withdrawn, and Brexit is in many ways a leap into the unknown for all parties.
The aim of this document is to provide an accessible overview of what is known to date about the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. The first two sections provide an overview of the process, including timelines, key players, a side-by-side comparison of the early negotiating points, and a brief analysis of the potential sticking points. Sections three and four briefly examine the Irish position and provide an overview of the positions of the other Member States.
The guide can be downloaded here.