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5 questions for Britain and Europe after Brexit vote

Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union

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Reuters  |  Brussels 

Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union (EU). Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain's relations with the bloc: What does it all mean? The EU is in shock and entering uncharted territory. No member state has ever left and Article 50 of the EU treaty, which sets out how a state can exit the bloc, offers little detail. Although it provides a sketchy legal framework for a two-year period of withdrawal (see below), many fear the process can quickly become acrimonious, disrupting the economy and European affairs ...

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First Published: Fri, June 24 2016. 13:30 IST