It has been pencilled in for years. March 25 2017, the 60th anniversary of the agreement that effectively gave birth to the European Union.
But now EU officials fear their celebrations for the Treaty of Rome could be thrown into jeopardy by Theresa May’s plans for Brexit.
EU figures have contacted government ministers to ensure that the Prime Minister does not pick their anniversary for triggering Brexit talks.
There is a concern that Mrs May’s promise to trigger talks by the end of March could mean the most awkward of diary clashes.
Yes, actually, yes we should. 25 th March it is for triggering Article 50 then.