European Union - United Kingdom (UK) - Brexit.
Soft Brexit described a potential future situation of relatively less disconnection of the UK from European institutions including the single market.
For example, a possible situation in which the UK might have been a member of the European Economic Area.
Contrasted with a relatively 'harder' Brexit.
On 24 December 2020 the UK and European Commission agreed the terms of a post-Brexit free trade agreement agreement that came into provisional application - subject to ratification by the EU - from 1 January 2021.
The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement entered into force on 1 May 2021.
- Brexit transition period
- European Commission
- European Economic Area
- European Free Trade Association
- European Union
- Free trade agreement
- Hard Brexit
- Single Market
- United Kingdom