Formal Brexit negotiations between the EU and UK may not begin until June, about a year after Britain’s vote to quit the bloc.
The UK said it will fire the starting gun on Brexit by triggering Article 50, the legal process taking the country out of the bloc, on 29 March.
The European Commission has called for the talks to be finished by October 2018, to give time for the Brexit deal to be ratified by national parliaments and MEPs before Britain leaves in March 2019.
The phoney war of tweets and words and warnings will continue even after 29 March. But the real fighting will be done in the negotiation rooms in June, Euractiv.com writes.
An interview with Tomas Prouza, Czech Secretary for EU affairs until 31 March 2017 here (in Czech).
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