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16 January, 2018

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Date of Publication: 16 January, 2018
It’s official: the UK exit from the European Union will happen on March 29, 2019 at 11 PM, as Prime Minister Theresa May declared.

After months of declarations from politicians, authorized personnel, technicians, journalists, and even foreign Ministers, we reached the certainty of British Exit.
A divorce between the European Union and the United Kingdom, anything but soft: we are talking not only about Hard Brexit but also about a giant amount of money (between 60 and 100 Billion of € from London to Bruxelles).

Perhaps English people who voted “Leave” that famous June 23, 2016,  haven’t already thought about the impact of their choice for his country and for the rest of the world. Indeed many doubts still remain and a whole population needs certainties and responses to the questions that have been fluttering for a year and a half.

What’s happening after March 29, 2019?

This is a unique event: until now no Country has chosen to leave Europe, and diplomatics are still discussing the terms, custom agreements, the possibility to enter in one Country or in another, the transactions between Europe and the United Kingdom, commercial trades, or the reserved treatment for non-residents in the UK. Most of the questions are focused on this point, for the large presence of Europeans (3.2 Millions) that felt the Country of the Queen as their “America”, and for British people (1,5 Millions) that live in Europe. Prime Minister May was peremptory in saying that the employment will be preserved for all the workers. Last October, when she visited Florence, May outlined, with vehemence, “we’re leaving EU, but we are not leaving Europe”, to reassure about the alliance with Countries of Old Continent, focused on democracy, Human Rights, equal opportunities and defense against International threats, first of all, against Terrorism.

No one knows what’s happening “the day after”, but we can get suppositions, hypothesis based on facts and journalistic pieces, documentaries, televised reports and declarations. Again, also, the negotiations about future of cooperation and security among UK-EU and connected trades are involved in these talks.

Is there any law that can help on the path to this divorce?

Yes, for this purpose in 2009 the Article 50 in Lisbon Treaty became law. Starting from the possibility for the EU to negotiate an alliance according to institutional fundamentals for a future connection that has to be adopted by a majority, it gets two years for closing the agreement and negotiating the ejection.

 How do European live this situation?

Deloitte, in a case study, declares that the exodus created by Brexit will be slow but relentless, in the next 5 years starting from a half of more qualified European workers who live in the UK. People would better go back to their native country, rather than staying because of political uncertainty, fear of the future and a sudden change, or simply for preserving their employment. This mindset is well-known in particular for young workers, the ones on which concentrate all the attention and worries.

As Bono said, in the capital of the world where 300 different languages are combined, but where each person thinks that English is the only one, Brexit is the perfect way of not standing out in the 21st Century.

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