Article 50: What will be negotiated?

Source: Aljazeera

By Shafik Mandhai

British Prime Minister Theresa May has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the European Union and now has two years to finalise the break with what will become a 27-nation bloc.

The UK must agree on new terms with the EU in a vast number of areas, including freedom of movement, trade, security and financial regulations.

Below are just some of the subjects that the UK and EU’s top diplomats will be discussing.

Immigration

One of the key reasons for the Brexit vote was immigration, particularly concerns among some segments of the UK over the purported effect migrants from Eastern European countries were having on British services, such as healthcare and education.

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