Policy

March 13, 2018

Briefing Paper 3 of our ‘Brexit and the Border’ Series

‘Briefing Paper 3 of our ‘Brexit and the Border’ Series which discusses relationship between imminent changes in the UK’s trade relations and regulations and the UK-Ireland border, is now available.   Available to download through the links below Briefing Paper with Executive Summary Executive Summary

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January 31, 2018

Co-Operation Across the Swiss-German Border

Co-operation between Switzerland and its EU-neighbour states is framed by bilateral agreements with both the EU as a whole, and individual states such as Germany. Switzerland’s membership of the Schengen Area enables people to cross from one state to another without having to pass through passport controls at the border. Nevertheless, different duties and limits […]

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January 23, 2018

CCBS submission to the European Citizens Initiative Public Consultation

In August 2017 CCBS made a submission to the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) public consultation. The ECI was introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon (Article 11 TEU and Article 24 TFEU) and has been implemented by the (EU) Regulation No 211/2011 (ECI Regulation) applying since April 2012. The Aim of the ECI is to allow […]

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September 7, 2017

European Commission publishes guiding principles on Ireland and Northern Ireland

The European Commission has today set out its principles for the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. Today’s paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. The continuation of the Common Travel Area, which […]

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September 1, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon podcast ‘Is a frictionless Irish border ‘magical thinking?’ for The Guardian

Ruth Taillon, Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies was recently interviewed by the Guardian for their ‘Brexit Means’ podcast series discussing the critical Brexit question and potential dealbreaker of ”Is a frictionless Irish border ‘magical thinking?’ Appearing on the show with presenter Jon Henley, Lisa O’Carroll, the Guardian’s Brexit correspondent, and Martina Anderson, a Northern […]

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August 25, 2017

CCBS Brexit Blog Update Issue 2

Centre for Cross Border Studies Deputy Director Anthony Soares gives a brief Brexit update from the team’s weekly meeting below. In this update, Deputy Director Soares discusses the recent British Government’s Paper on Northern Ireland & Ireland and gives the Centre’s response. For further information please see the CCBS Statement & CCBS Response to the […]

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