What is the ‘Frexit’

Frexit – short for “French exit” – is a French spinoff of the term Brexit, which emerged when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June of 2016. Other countries with fringe parties that have similarly acknowledged the possibility of leaving the EU include the Netherlands (Nexit), Italy (Italeave) and Austria (Auxit or Oexit). The specific terms of referendum differ depending on each country’s interests.

BREAKING DOWN ‘Frexit’

Reasons for Leaving the European Union

While mainstream politics across the European Union tend to reject the notion of leaving the EU in order to stop internal immigration, fringe and extremist parties in various countries support this split. Following Brexit, these groups have increased their efforts toward a call to action, and have cited Brexit as the beginning of the fall of the European Union. In France, Marine Le Pen has been the voice of…