Explainers

In-depth explanations of key Brexit issues

Various authors
Brexit and the backstop

What is the backstop? We’d be safely on the home straight by now – Withdrawal Agreement agreed…

Oliver Exton
What options are (still) on the table for the UK? Can Canada-plus or EEA membership deliver the government’s objectives?

With less than six months to go until the UK leaves the European Union, the two parties…

31 October 2018
Various authors
The Withdrawal Agreement: what is it, why is it so important, and why is it proving so difficult to secure?

 Despite the Prime Minister’s assurances that an agreement with the EU is ‘achievable’, the Brexit negotiations have…

Professor Stijn Smismans
Six Brexit scenarios for citizens’ rights

Even the Leave campaign during the referendum promised that EU citizens residing in the UK would be…

Various authors
Labour mobility under international trade agreements

With the Migration Advisory Committee’s recent report, and its recommendation that the government should no longer allow…

Various authors
Free zones

It is yet to be seen whether the United Kingdom will leave the EU single market in…

Various authors
The Jersey option may help win the Irish battle but risk losing the London one

The post-Brexit customs question is testing trade experts’ creativity. A number of complex solutions have been proposed…

The initiative will provide an authoritative and independent reference point for those looking for information and insights about UK-EU relations. The views expressed in these analysis posts are those of the authors and not necessarily those of The UK in a Changing Europe.

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