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What is the External Action Service?

The External Action Service, or EEAS, is the EU’s diplomatic service. It was established after the Lisbon Treaty on 1 January 2011.
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Who is Josep Borrell?

Josep Borrell is the EU’s chief diplomat, also known as the High Representative for Foreign Affairs. Read this fact to find out more.
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Can any country join the EU?

No, only European countries may join the EU. This was tested in 1987 when Morocco’s application was rejected.
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What is the Internal Market Bill?

The Internal Market Bill was introduced by the UK government to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period. At that…

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What is an Australian-style deal with the EU?

When the government talks about an Australian-style deal with the EU, it is talking exclusively about trade. The bulk of EU-Australia trade…

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What is a pet passport?

A pet passport is a travel document for dogs, cats and ferrets, allowing them to be taken across borders with their owners….

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Will I need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit?

No. From the end of the transition period, British citizens will still be able to travel for short-term visits to all 27…

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What is the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)?

The CFP is the EU’s policy for managing fisheries across member states. Its basic aim is to ensure sustainable fishing over the…

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What is net migration?

Net migration is the sum of the number of people who move to the UK to live for at least a year…

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What is Erasmus?

Erasmus is the EU’s student exchange programme, which funds opportunities for citizens in the EU and partner countries to study abroad. It…

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What is state aid?

An advantage given by national authorities to economic actors that affects trade between member states can be considered state aid under EU…

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What is manufacturing?

Manufacturing encompasses all economic activities that transform raw materials into either intermediate goods (such as steel bars) or final products (such as cars)….

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