Policy

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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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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July 5, 2017

REVISED Solution Irish Border Problem 2 July 2017

Please click on the link below to download a copy of ‘A Solution to the Problem of a ‘Hard’ Irish Border: The island’s post-Brexit borders’ by James Anderson, Queen’s University Belfast.   REVISED Solution Irish Border Problem pdf 2 July

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July 4, 2017

Seanad Special Select Committee on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union publishes ‘Brexit: Implications and Potential Solutions’

The Seanad Special Select Committee on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union has today published ‘Brexit: Implications and Potential Solutions’ Chair of the Seanad Special Select Committee said in his opening stsatement that “Put simply, for Ireland, the decision of the people of the UK to vote to withdraw from the EU is […]

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