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Brexit: The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union
Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). Following a UK-wide referendum in June 2016, in which 52% voted in favour of leaving the EU and 48% voted to remain a member, the UK Government, which was then led by Theresa May formally notified the EU of the country's intention to withdraw on 29 March 2017, beginning the Brexit process. The withdrawal was originally scheduled for 29 March 2019, but was then delayed by deadlock in the UK Parliament after the June 2017 general election resulted in an unexpected hung parliament, which then led to three subsequent extensions of the Article 50 process. The deadlock was only resolved after a subsequent general election was held in December 2019. Following the outcome, the UK Parliament finally ratified the withdrawal agreement, and the UK left the EU at 11 p.m. GMT on 31 January 2020. This began a transition period that is set to end on 31 December 2020, during which the UK and EU are negotiating their future relationship. The UK remains subject to EU law and remains part of the EU customs union and single market during the transition, but is no longer part of the EU's political bodies or institutions.

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Brexit briefing: 102 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 102 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Brexit briefing: 103 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 103 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
Brexit briefing: 104 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 104 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published
Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal [Video]

Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal as it extracts itself from the European Union or there would be no U.S...

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Joe Biden warns UK: No US trade deal if Irish peace deal becomes 'casualty of Brexit' [Video]

Joe Biden warns UK: No US trade deal if Irish peace deal becomes 'casualty of Brexit'

The US presidential candidate's warning comes amid international dismay at the UK government's plan to overrule parts of the legally-binding EU divorce deal.View on euronews

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Brexit briefing: 105 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 105 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
State of the Union: Von der Leyen pledges more ambitious CO2 reduction target for EU [Video]

State of the Union: Von der Leyen pledges more ambitious CO2 reduction target for EU

The speech to MEPs setting out the Commission's priorities comes as Europe faces huge challenges including the pandemic, the economy, migration, climate change and Brexit. View on euronews

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Government 'preparing for all eventualities' on Brexit [Video]

Government 'preparing for all eventualities' on Brexit

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has defended the UK government's decision to modify the Internal Markets Bill, which could modify the EU Withdrawal Agreement Act and violate international law...

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Ursula von der Leyen: Brexit Withdrawal Agreement cannot be undone [Video]

Ursula von der Leyen: Brexit Withdrawal Agreement cannot be undone

Ursula von der Leyen has said that time is running out for an agreement to bestruck with the UK on a post-Brexit free trade deal. Mrs von der Leyen saidMargaret Thatcher had always insisted that the UK..

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Brexit briefing: 106 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 106 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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British MPs back Brexit bill despite anger over treaty breach [Video]

British MPs back Brexit bill despite anger over treaty breach

Bill that would break int'l law has fuelled anger at home and outrage in Brussels and now faces more intense scrutiny.

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Brexit briefing: 107 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 107 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published
EU's Barnier and UK's Frost take Brexit frustrations onto Twitter [Video]

EU's Barnier and UK's Frost take Brexit frustrations onto Twitter

Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Frost took their Brexit frustrations onto Twitter with a very public argument about food imports.

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Europe's week: Brexit brinkmanship and reviving the EU's fortunes [Video]

Europe's week: Brexit brinkmanship and reviving the EU's fortunes

This week Brexit talks took a new direction after the UK's admission it would break international law. We also take a look Europe's lopsided economic recovery.

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Miliband: Government are failing basic test of competence [Video]

Miliband: Government are failing basic test of competence

Ed Miliband has said the Government needs to get a Brexit deal so they can then focus on tackling coronavirus. The Shadow Business Secretary added although the Labour party support the new..

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Brexit briefing: 108 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 108 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published
Former UK prime ministers Blair and Major hit out at Johnson over controversial new Brexit bill [Video]

Former UK prime ministers Blair and Major hit out at Johnson over controversial new Brexit bill

"This way of negotiating, with reason cast aside in pursuit of ideology and cavalier bombast posing as serious diplomacy, is irresponsible, wrong in principle and dangerous in practice," the former UK..

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Brexit briefing: 109 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 109 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
Boris Johnson warns EU could 'carve up our country' if Tories don't back new Brexit bill [Video]

Boris Johnson warns EU could 'carve up our country' if Tories don't back new Brexit bill

"We cannot leave the theoretical power to carve up our country ... We have to protect the UK from that disaster, and that is why we have devised a legal safety net," Johnson saidView on euronews

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Brexit briefing: 110 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 110 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
UK, Japan strike first post-Brexit trade deal [Video]

UK, Japan strike first post-Brexit trade deal

The UK and Japan have agreed a free trade deal, marking the first such post-Brexit agreement. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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UK and Japan agree free trade agreement [Video]

UK and Japan agree free trade agreement

The UK has secured its first major post-Brexit trade deal after signing anagreement with Japan which will boost trade by an estimated £15 billion.

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