Brexit launch expected on 14th of March
Reportedly the triggering of the Article 50 is foreseen for Tuesday, the 14th of March, when the Prime Minister Theresa May will declare the historic process of the departure from the European Union during her speech in the UK Parliament.
The date was carefully chosen well ahead of the Informal Summit in Rome, when the leaders of the EU27 will meet to celebrate the Treaty of Rome as the birthday of the European project on the 25 of March.
The Brexit date will also precede the Dutch general election on the 15th of March.
However no official confirmation of the triggering Article 50 date has been declared. The end of the procedure is expected by the closure of the current five-year institutional cycle, before the European Parliament elections in 2019.
The Prime Minister indicated months ago to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, starting the two-year withdrawal process, by the end of March, however it seems more logical to do it before the Treaty of Rome celebrations, manifesting at unity of the EU27.