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Withdrawal agreement signed by the EU

Questions and Answers on the United Kingdoms's withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020

Brexit negotiations

EU leaders prepare for post-Brexit negotiations

17 October 2019
European Commission recommends the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration. More
What did you agree with the UK (Questions and Answers)
Revised Protocol on Irland and Northern Ireland included in the Withdrawal Agreement

Latest news on the Article 50 negotiations can be found here


Factsheets and Questions & Answers (PDF)

Brexit preparedness
Notices from European Commission departments on how Brexit would change law and policy in their areas of work.


Brexit negotiations Guide to the negotiations and negotiation documents

Special coverage: Brexit (europa.eu)

EU Publications

Think Tank of the European Parliament: Publications about Brexit

Legal documents


National Brexit information in Member States

The procedure for a Member State to withdraw from the EU – Questions and Answers Article 50 of the Treaty on EU – (fact sheet, 29 March 2017).
Negotiating documents on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom.


“Brexit: The clock is ticking”

a unique documentary that follows the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator over a period of some two years. A film by Alain de Halleux.


Statement by the EU leaders on the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum.

Press conference by EC President Juncker on the outcome of the United Kingdom Referendum.

Europe's press comments the Brexit by euro | topics.

Information resources and titles about Brexit are available electronically via European Sources Online, online database and information service of EDC Cardiff.

The Economic Outlook after the UK Referendum: Commission publishes a first assessment for the euro area and the EU

Documents of the British Government
The process for withdrawing from the European Union
Alternatives to membership …
Department for Exiting the European Union
The government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU: PM speech (Speech by Theresa May, 17 January 2017).
Lessons Learned from the EU Referendum (UK Parliament, April 2017).

More about the Brexit: EDC Mannheim

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European agenda on Migration – Fact sheets

Asylum quarterly report
Migration and migrant population statistics

“Making Integration Work” The objective of the OECD series is to summarise the main challenges and good policy practices to support the lasting integration of immigrants.

More about EU's refugee crisis via EDC Mannheim

Further literature on this topic can be found in our search portal TUfind