UK will officially start process of exit from the EU from no later than March 2017, said Prime Minister Theresa May. It is reported by the BBC.
May did not specify the exact date of activation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which officially starts the process of the country's exit from the EU and defines the rules of this output, but said that, according to plan, it should take place "in the first quarter of 2017, no later than March."
The Prime Minister said that the exit from the EU process will be "quite complicated", and expressed the hope that is about to begin "preparatory work" with the remaining part of the EU countries that "when the time comes, the negotiation process would be much smoother."
"This is important not only for the UK, it is important for the whole of Europe, so we made the best of it, with the least problems for business", - she said.