ear, the United Kingdom did not begin the process of a formal withdrawal from the European Union, said the government's lawyer on Tuesday during a hearing in the High Court in London .
In the Court of the seven lawsuits were filed, which are designed to force the government to recognize that only the prime minister has the right to decide whether or not the UK should initiate the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which is to begin on the British exit from the EU process.
Newly appointed Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to move forward in the «Brexit» issue, but previously stated, that Article 50, which begins a two-year countdown output from a single unit to be activated no earlier than in 2017.
Previously, some of the policies that support the output of the UK from the EU stated that the exit process to start legal is not necessarily without delay. From them before it received the proposal to hold informal discussions with other members of the European Union and the European Commission to discuss the main issues and to agree on a time frame.
EU officials earlier warned that the negotiations with London will not take place as long as the British government did not enact a 50th article of the Lisbon Treaty.
Britain could announce the launch of the action of the 50th article, either orally or in writing. But so far it remains unclear following question: Can the Prime Minister to do it yourself, or such a decision it should take in conjunction with the country's parliament.
Based on materials WELTRADE