Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty regulates the departure of EU members but is not very specific. It says that the council negotiates and mandates the European commission to negotiate with the country that is leaving.
Angela Merkel has acknowledged European Union financing challenges for the remaining 27 member states after 2019. The chancellor later discussed the problem with the leaders of Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
As negotiations continue, British musician Matthew Herbert and his Brexit Big Band seek their own ways to deal with Brexit. They literally are writing the soundtrack to the biggest political event in recent history.
Brexit is a defeat "we all have to take responsibility for," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK still intends to exit from the EU in March 2019.
This year will decide Britain's future. Will there be a transition period after Brexit? What will the UK's economic relationship with the EU look like? And will all be "smooth and orderly," as Theresa May has promised?
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