Brexit phrasebook: a guide to the talks' key terms



Acquis communautaire The entire body of European laws: all the treaties, regulations and directives passed by the EU’s institutions, plus all the rulings of the European court of justice (see below). Every member state has incorporated the acquis into their legal system.
Article 50 The formal mechanism for exiting the EU: the clause in the 2007 Lisbon treaty that allows any member state “to withdraw from the union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements”. The two-year article 50 talks, which among other things must settle citizens’ rights, the question of the Irish border and... read more

 
19 June 2017 in Politics, Views: 43
Source: Guardian
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