Briefing Papers

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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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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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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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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October 5, 2016

Brexit and UK-Irish Relations

This Briefing Paper considers the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU to UK-Irish and North-South relations. It is a background document to the evidence the Centre for Cross Border Studies will be giving to the House of Lords EU Select Committee as part of its inquiry into UK-Irish relations and Brexit. For […]

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June 20, 2016

The UK Referendum on EU Membership: Economic Development

Leading up to the referendum, the Centre for Cross Border Studies and Co-operation Ireland are publishing a series of briefing papers which aim to inform debate by exploring the potential impacts on Northern Ireland and North-South relations. In this fifth and last paper in our series we will consider the question of economic development. However, […]

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June 20, 2016

The UK Referendum on Membership of the EU: Citizen Mobility

Leading up to the referendum, the Centre for Cross Border Studies and Co-operation Ireland are publishing a series of briefing papers which aim to inform debate by exploring the potential impacts on Northern Ireland and North-South relations. This fourth paper in the series considers the issue of the free movement of citizens within the EU […]

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