Policy

April 30, 2020

Briefing Paper: Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Bordering on (non-) cooperation

This Briefing Paper is intended to offer some initial considerations on the extent to which existing or new channels of cross-border cooperation have been successfully activated in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. Beginning with an overview of the collaborative tendencies observable on […]

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April 27, 2020

CCBS submits evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Submission to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the New Decade, New Approach Agreement This response has been prepared by the Centre for Cross Border Studies as a contribution to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the New Decade, New Approach Agreement.   The submission is available to view here!!

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March 19, 2020

Submission to the Strategic Review of Irish-Scottish Relations

CCBS responds to joint strategic review on Irish-Scottish relations CCBS submitted a response to the Irish and Scottish Governments’ consultation on their joint strategic review of Irish-Scottish relations. The review is taking place in the changed context brought about by the UK’s departure from the EU, and is seen by both Governments as an opportunity […]

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January 8, 2020

The need for regulatory cross-border territorial impact assessment: Challenges at the Ireland-Northern Ireland border

The purpose of this Briefing Paper is to highlight the urgent need for policy-makers, decision-makers and legislators to assess the impact of a proposed policy, regulation, strategy or law, for example, on their jurisdiction’s borders, and to assess how their implementation has affected the socio-economic conditions of citizens in a border region.1 To undertake such […]

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September 5, 2019

Submission to the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee

This response has been prepared by the Centre for Cross Border Studies as a contribution to the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee’s inquiry on discontinuing seasonal changes of time, and what such a proposal may entail in the context of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.   Download the Submission here!!

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June 4, 2019

Briefing Paper: The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and (post-Brexit) cross-border environmental cooperation

This Briefing Paper, which forms part of the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ ongoing work into the potential consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union for North-South and cross-border cooperation, has been prompted by the April 2019 publication of an important report commissioned by the Environmental Pillar in conjunction with Northern Ireland Environment […]

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