Brexit A-Z

We have compiled a list of the top 100 Brexit-related terms and translated them into clear and digestible language. The guide’s aim is simple: to provide definitions of the words that dominate the Brexit discourse and act as a handy resource to help in deciphering the complexities of Brexit.

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We’re happy to introduce European Movement Ireland’s Brexit A to Z, your handy guide to all things Brexit.

The pending withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union is just over a year away and Brexit has introduced countless new and existing terms into mainstream vocabulary.  We now hear words such as Customs Union and Cherry Picking, Protocol and Priorities on an almost daily basis. But, without a clear understanding of these terms and knowledge of the jargon of European politics and the European Institutions, it can sometimes be difficult to follow the Brexit negotiations.

Enter European Movement Ireland’s Brexit A to Z.

We have compiled a list of the top 100 Brexit-related terms and translated them into clear and digestible language.  The guide’s aim is simple: to provide definitions of the words that dominate the Brexit discourse and act as a handy resource to help in deciphering the complexities of Brexit.                         

European Movement Ireland has been engaged on Brexit since early 2015, recognising it as an issue of vital importance for Ireland and indeed for the EU.  We have held a series of National Conversation Dialogues around the country, to help to inform and stimulate debate on the issue.  These have been combined with the publication of a number of European Movement Ireland’s Just the Facts policy briefings on Brexit, shining a light on the multifaceted and numerous issues which have sprung from the UK’s vote.  As an organisation, a core part of our work continues to focus on all the latest Brexit developments, as well as the Future of Europe process.

This guide is not meant to be exhaustive.  Nor could we ever claim it to be, with developments changing so quickly.  Rather, European Movement Ireland’s Brexit A to Z is intended to be an ever-evolving online resource that will be continually updated throughout the Brexit negotiations and beyond.  All comments and recommendations are welcome, so please do get in touch with us.  From A to Z, we do hope you find the guide a useful aide in navigating the Brexit process, over the months and years ahead.

This is a very welcome and timely resource for as we are almost exactly one year from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Whether you are a CEO of a large corporation, a small business owner, a farmer or an individual, Brexit will affect you in some way.  This guide will be an invaluable resource for anyone who is trying to understand the complex and technical Brexit process.

-Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD


A-Z Guide to Brexit:

 

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Accession

Acquis communautaire

Amendments

Article 50

Association Agreement

 


Backstop

Barnier (Michel)

Border

Brexit 


 

Cake

Cameron (David)

Cameron (EU Reform) Deal

Canada Option

Chequers Statement

Cherry Picking

Cliff edge

 Common Travel Area

Corbyn (Jeremy)

Council of the European Union

Cox (Jo)

Coveney (Simon)

Customs Union

 


Davis (David)

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

Devolved Administrations

 


England EU Referendum Result/Turnout

Euro €

European Commission

European Council

European Court of Justice

European Economic Area (EEA)

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

European Parliament

European Parliament Elections 2019

European Research Group

EU27

 


Facilitated Customs Arrangement

Financial Settlement

Florence Speech

Four Freedoms

Free Trade Agreement

Future Relationship

 


General Affairs Council

Gibraltar

Good Friday Agreement

Great Repeal Bill

Greenland

Grieve (Dominic)

Guidelines

 


Hard vs Soft Brexit

Haulage

House of Commons

House of Lords

 


Irish4Europe

Irish Government Brexit Priorities

 


Johnson (Boris)

Joint Report

Juncker (Jean-Claude)

Just the Facts

 


Kenny (Enda)

Kerr (Lord)

Key Dates


Lancaster House Speech

Laws (EU)

Leave Campaign

 


Mansion House Speech

Max Fac

May (Theresa)

McEntee (Helen)

Meaningful Vote

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)

Movement (Freedom of)

Multinational Financial Framework (MFF)

 


No Deal

Northern Ireland EU Referendum Result/Turnout

North/South Co-operation

Norway Model

 


Opinion Polls

Options A, B and C

Orderly Withdrawal

 


People’s Vote

Phone A Friend

Pound £

Priorities

Protocol

 


Queen’s Speech

 


Raab (Dominic)

Remain Campaign

Resolution

Rights (Citizens’)

Rights (EU Charter of Fundamental Rights)

 


Scotland EU Referendum Result/Turnout

Scottish National Party (SNP)

Seeuws (Didier)

Single Market

Snap General Election

State Aid

Stockpiling

Strong Qualified Majority Voting

Sufficient Progress

 


Tajani (Antonio)

Tariff

Task Force on Article 50 Negotiations with the United Kingdom

Third Country

Transitional Arrangements

Treaties

Tusk (Donald)

 


United Kingdom EU Referendum Results/Turnout

United Kingdom Independence Party

United Kingdom Supreme Court

 


Varadkar (Leo)

Verhofstadt (Guy)


 

Wales EU Referendum Result/Turnout

Weyand (Sabine)

White Paper (Future Relationship between the UK and the EU)

White Paper (Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU)

Withdrawal Agreement

World Trade Organisation (WTO)

 


Xenophobia

 


Youth Vote

 


Zero Hour

 


 Get In Touch

If you have any comments on this A-Z guide, we’d love to hear from you.  Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information in this guide is accurate and we’ll be constantly updating the guide online as the Brexit negotiations develop. So, if you have noticed any error or omission please let us know by contacting info@europeanmovement.ie.

 

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