third country

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third country

Any country that is not a member of the European Union (EU), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), or the European Economic Area (EEA). Did the UK become a third country after Brexit? This is still considered a third country in the eyes of the EU, so you can't just move to Italy for work the way a person from, say, Hungary could.
See also: country, third
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