Briefing Papers

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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January 14, 2019

Briefing Paper 5: The Impact of Brexit on Devolution in Northern Ireland

This is the fifth and final paper from our Briefing Paper Series on Brexit and the UK-Ireland Border. It considers the questions that the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union raises for devolution in Northern Ireland. Such questions are fundamental for the future of regional and UK governance as a whole. Moreover, devolution in […]

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August 2, 2018

CCBS Response to UK Government White Paper: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has published a response to the White Paper, Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published by the Department for Exiting the European Union (July 2018) sets out how the UK Government proposes to legislate for the transposition of the Withdrawal Agreement (which […]

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July 19, 2018

CCBS Response to UK Government White Paper

The White Paper, The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union , published by the UK Government (12 July 2018) goes some way to clarifying the UK Government’s position for the forthcoming negotiations with the EU Commission. While at the time of writing, it is impossible to predict whether or not the […]

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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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