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UK parliament authorizes May to start EU exit negotiations

The British Parliament has passed a Brexit bill on Monday. Now Prime Minister Teresa May can formally launch the procedure for a British exit from the European Union under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

The decision was adopt after the settlement of the Brexit dispute between the two Houses of Parliament. As a result the version of the so-called "hard Brexit" was adopted, which will last two years.

May will probably wait until the last Monday of March to use Article 50. This is due to the fact that on March 25 the leaders of the EU countries will meet in Italy for a summit on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which laid the foundations of the European Union, according to a source close to the British government.

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