On 29 March 2017 the United Kingdom was the first member state ever to request an exit from the European Union. This request followed a referendum in June 2016 in which the British population narrowly chose in favour of an exit from the EU. The negotiations and their results are therefore unknown territory to all those involved.

How did we get here? And where are we heading? Read all about it in the Brexit file below or download the PDF version of the Brexit file. (Latest update: November 2019)