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Who is Liz Truss?

Liz Truss was appointed as Foreign Secretary in September 2021. She is the second woman to be in the role, after Margaret…

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What is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a UN body whose objective is to provide governments with the scientific information they…

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What is Fit for 55?

‘Fit for 55’ is the name for a package of EU policy measures which are designed to ensure the EU reaches its…

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What is CBAM?

CBAM stands for ‘Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism’, which is the EU’s planned new carbon border tax. It will require importers of certain…

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What is a gerontocracy?

The government’s decision to increase National Insurance to pay for social care has led to suggestions that the UK is becoming a gerontocracy….

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What is the E3?

Since 2003, the E3 group – a loose diplomatic coalition comprising of the UK, France and Germany – has met to discuss…

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What is the Integrated Review?

The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy is a UK government policy paper, published in March 2021. It sets…

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What is an EU battlegroup?

An EU battlegroup is a (approximately 1,500 strong) available for use by the EU for Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations….

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What is the Nationality and Borders Bill?

The Nationality and Borders Bill was introduced to Parliament on 6 July 2021 building on the government’s post-Brexit immigration and asylum reforms set out…

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What is an asylum seeker?

An asylum seeker is someone who has formally applied in a country other than their own for protection from persecution and human…

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What is the EU Settlement Scheme?

Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, EU, EEA, Swiss citizens and their family members who were legally resident in the UK…

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What visa options are available to EU citizens after Brexit?

Since the end of the transition period, free movement between the UK and EU no longer applies, meaning that EU, EEA and…

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