Brexit: A long, complicated divorce

A British exit from the European Union would plunge the two parties into a messy divorce, forcing London and Brussels into lengthy negotiations that could take years to resolveA British exit from the European Union would plunge the two parties into a messy divorce and force them to build a new relationship after a long marriage. Here are the next steps in a complicated process that Brussels and London would have to negotiate if Britons vote for a “Brexit” in the June 23 referendum. Whatever the result, there will be a special meeting in Brussels on June 24 at 10:30 am (0830 GMT) of the EU’s top officials — EU President Donald Tusk, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament head Martin Schulz and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose country holds the six-month EU presidency.

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