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August 10, 2017

CCBS Brexit Blog Update Issue 1

Centre for Cross Border Studies Deputy Director Anthony Soares gives a brief Brexit update from the team’s weekly meeting below. The island of Ireland is most at risk from the UK’s decision to leave the EU and ‘flexible and imaginative solutions’ will be needed. CCBS has published its own proposal through its recent Briefing Paper which […]

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August 9, 2017

The Centre for Crossborder Studies Publishes an Update of its Briefing Paper on ‘Brexit and Economic Development’

In the run-up to the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership of the European Union in June 2016, the Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) and Co-operation Ireland published a series of five briefing papers. These papers aimed to inform debate by exploring the potential impacts of an eventual Brexit on Northern Ireland and North-South relations. […]

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August 9, 2017

CCBS Report: The negotiations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union

This report  evaluates how relations within the island of Ireland, and between the island of Ireland and Great Britain are framed within the approaches to the negotiations being taken by the main players involved, and suggests how to safeguard North-South and East-West relations in the post-Brexit context using the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement as a […]

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August 6, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon addresses “the totality of relationships” regarding the Good Friday Agreement

Centre for Cross Border Studies Director Ruth Taillon was invited to speak at Féile an Phobail on Saturday 5th August in Belfast. Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. Since the Agreement was signed in 1998, cross-border, all-island and east-west co-operation has been evolving on many fronts: civic, public and business. However, […]

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July 19, 2017

Brexit ‘exacerbates’ NI divisions, says House of Lords

The European Union Committee publishes its report on Brexit and devolution, concluding that on the day of Brexit, all powers currently exercised by the EU will ‘by default, be exercised in accordance with… pre-existing statutory provisions’. The Committee restates its previous conclusion that the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland will require unique, ‘flexible and imaginative […]

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July 12, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was a guest speaker at a ‘Brexit Briefing’

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was one of the guest speakers at a ‘Brexit Briefing’ event hosted in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan on the evening of 11 July by Brendan Smith TD, Chairman of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party.  Addressing the audience of more than 200 people in attendance, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern provided a personal […]

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July 10, 2017

The rights of EU27 citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU27: A response to Theresa May’s ‘fair and serious’ offer

The ‘New Europeans Citizenship Unit’ and the ‘Britain in Europe’ think tank are pleased to present their response to Theresa May’s ‘fair and serious’ offer.  The report was written by Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Brunel Law School and Dr. Ruvi Ziegler, Reading University and sets out the case for unilateral guarantees rather than reciicprocal agreements to secure the […]

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July 6, 2017

Brexit: Irish border one of the top EU priorities

Speaking to the Economic and Social Committee in Brussels this morning, the EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, made the following points of special interest here in Ireland. He reiterated the primacy of the Irish border issue as one of the top EU priorities: “The best way of reaching an agreement is to create […]

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July 5, 2017

The Centre for Cross Border Studies publishes Brexit Briefing Paper ‘Flexible and Imaginative solutions’

  This Briefing Paper considers the ‘Flexible and Imaginative solutions’ which may have to be explored post-Brexit and recommends that the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement should become a framework enabling the post-Brexit flow of people, goods and services between the two jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, and between the island of Ireland and Great Britain, avoiding the […]

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