23 June 2016 - Referendum in UK. Majority chose to leave the EU
29 March 2017 - The United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.
29 April 2017 - The European Council – made up of the heads of state or government of the EU countries – adopted guidelines which define the framework for the negotiations and set out the EU's overall positions and principles. Michel Barnier is the Chief Negotiator for the 27 EU countries. His Task Force at the European Commission coordinates the work on all strategic, operational, legal and financial issues related to the negotiations.
14 March 2019 - Following a House of Commons vote, the Government sought permission from the EU to extend Article 50 and agree a later Brexit date.
20 March 2019 - The UK's PM wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk, asking to extend Article 50 until 30 June 2019
21 March 2019 - The European Council of EU27 leaders agreed to grant an extension comprising two possible dates: 22 May 2019, should the Withdrawal Agreement gain approval from MPs; or 12 April 2019, should the Withdrawal Agreement not be approved by the House of Commons.
29 March 2019 - The UK had been expected to leave the European Union at 11pm, after the two-year period provided by for Art. 50(3)
2 April 2019 - The UK's PM announced she will seek a further extension to the Article 50 process and offered to meet the Leader of the Opposition to agree a deal that can win the support of MPs.
11 April 2019 - The European Council (Article 50) decided, in agreement with the United Kingdom, to extend further the two-year period provided for by Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union, until 31 October 2019. The United Kingdom has the right to participate in European Parliament elections in May 2019.
23-26 May 2019 - European Parliament elections take place, with the UK voting on 23 May.
7 June 2019 - UK's PM resigns. 11 conservative candidates to succeed her
29 September 2019 – 2 October 2019 Conservative Party conference. New leadership election.
October 2019 - New Uk's PM or general elections
17-18 October 2019 - Meeting of the European Council: the last such meeting before ‘Brexit Day’.
31 October 2019 - ‘Brexit Day’? Following the European Council meeting in April 2019, this is the date by which the UK must leave the European Union. But a further delay cannot be ruled out. November 2019? A special summit of the EU27 is expected soon after the UK formally leaves the EU
12 November 2019 - New EU-UK agreement on the UK withdrawal Read
BREXIT and Legal Repercussions
In the event that the Withdrawal Agreement is not approved by the House of Commons by 31 October 2019, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 1 November 2019, The United Kingdom will then become a third country. In that case, there is a set of consequences that will affect the EU law in all european policy areas.
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