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What is COP26?

The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, otherwise known as ‘COP’, is an annual summit bringing together most of the nations of the world…

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What is the G20?

The G20 is a grouping of 20 countries: the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, USA) and the EU plus Argentina,…

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What is the G7?

G7 stands for ‘Group of 7’ and is an informal association of seven of the world’s most powerful industrialised nations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA. The EU also attends meetings but is not a full member.
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What is the Galileo programme?

Galileo is the EU’s global navigation satellite system which went live in 2016. It was created by the European Space Agency (ESA) and is operated by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA). 
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What is Horizon Europe?

Horizon Europe is the EU’s funding programme for research and innovation projects for the years 2021 to 2027. The programme has a budget of €95.5 billion.  
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What is the Turing scheme? 

Named after the mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, the Turing Scheme is the UK Government’s new scheme to provide opportunities in education and placements in different locations across the world.  
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What is the Partnership Council?

The Trade Cooperation Agreement (TCA) established the Partnership Council – chaired by both the UK and EU – to oversee implementation, application and interpretation of the TCA. 
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What is the Joint Committee? 

The Withdrawal Agreement established the Joint Committee – chaired by both the UK and EU – to oversee implementation, application and interpretation of the Agreement. 
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What is the Independent Monitoring Authority?

The IMA is the body established by the UK government to ensure that the rights of EU and EEA citizens in the UK are being protected.
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What is the Trade and Cooperation Agreement?

What does the Trade and Cooperation Agreement mean and what does it include? How will it impact UK-EU relations going forward?
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What is ‘dispute resolution’ in a trade agreement?

Dispute resolution is the mutually agreed process by which disagreements over the interpretation, application or breach of a trade agreement can be…

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What is dynamic alignment?

Dynamic alignment is the idea that parties to a trade agreement maintain equivalent regulatory standards to each other in future.
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