‘Thank you and goodbye’: How newspapers around the world are reacting to Article 50 – Telegraph.co.uk

The UK’s triggering of Article 50 continues to dominate Europe newspapers, with many focusing on the growing row over Theresa May’s apparent threat to pull security co-operation unless Brussels agrees a trade deal.

While Donald Tusk emotional farewell – “Thank you, and goodbye” – featured prominently in the Brexit coverage, there were also warnings that Britain was taking a “leap into the unknown”. 

In her letter to the European Council president triggering Article 50, the Prime Minister warned that failure to reach a comprehensive settlement would lead to a weakening in collaboration in the fight against crime and terrorism. Critics accused the Prime Minister of trying to make a trade-off between security and commerce.

Here is how newspapers across the world are responding on Thursday to the triggering of Article 50.

Spain

El Pais led with Brexit on their front page, declaring that Brexit has begun with a clash between London and the EU. It was reference to a growing row over Theresa May’s apparent threat to pull security co-operation unless Brussels agrees a trade deal.

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