To coincide with the next meeting of the EU27 Heads of State on Brexit at a European Council Summit in Brussels this week, European Movement Ireland (EM Ireland) have launched an online guide to help people make sense of all things Brexit-related. Brexit A-Z translates the top 100 terms about Brexit into plain, straightforward language.
Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of EM Ireland, said: “Brexit has introduced countless new terms into mainstream vocabulary and the list is growing. We now hear words such as Customs Union and cherry picking, protocol and priorities on an almost daily basis. If you are not familiar with these terms or the jargon of European politics and the European Institutions, it can sometimes be difficult to follow the Brexit negotiations. We have developed this guide to provide definitions of the terms that dominate the Brexit discourse and explain how they fit in to the Brexit process.”
While the list of terms is not exhaustive, Brexit A-Z will be an evolving resource that will be updated continually to keep up with the fast pace of developments in the Brexit negotiations and beyond.
Launching the guide in Brussels on Monday, Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD said: “This is a very welcome and timely resource 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.”
The guide can be accessed at https://www.europeanmovement.ie/resources/publications/
The launch of Brexit A-Z comes as the heads of state or government of the remaining 27 EU Member States prepare to meet on Friday, 23 March at a European Council Summit in Brussels to review the state of negotiations, including assessing progress on transitional arrangements and discussing the framework for post-Brexit relations with the UK.