How to Leave the European Union

Aug 23, 2016 | 08:06 GMT

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Without set guidelines for a member's withdrawal, the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union will come down to politics.

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After the results of the Brexit referendum, many EU governments and officials went out of their way to emphasize that the vote did not herald the end of the European Union and could even make it stronger. For these officials, presenting the vote as an oddity is essential to preserving the bloc. After all, if the Brexit is not an exception, then it could become an example for other countries to follow. The specter of the British precedent will shape EU-British relations for years to come, throughout the negotiations process and afterward....

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