The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat?

A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complex structure of the European Union and the UK’s various routes for Brexit.

UPDATE 3rd July: It’s getting complicated! Added 2 more Brexit routes. See the first version.
UPDATE 1st AUG: Detailed UK opposition party Labour’s positions. Refined ‘Free Trade Brexit’ & typical negotiation times (from here). Clarified a key difference between EEA (good & services) & Customs Unions (just goods). Read a useful, clarifying article
UPDATE 28th AUG: UK opposition party, Labour, has now consolidated under a “soft Brexit” position.

 

Originally inspired by this Bloomberg graphic.

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design & research: David McCandless

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