Briefing Papers

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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June 20, 2016

EU Referendum Briefing Note: Informing the Debate

The upcoming referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union is, arguably, the single most important decision that UK citizens have been asked to make in a generation. This view is maintained by Prime Minster David Cameron, for whom, the referendum presents “a huge decision for country, perhaps the biggest we will […]

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June 16, 2016

The UK Referendum on Membership of the EU: Cross-Border Cooperation, Peace-Building and Regional 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. This third paper in the series considers the role the European Union has played in supporting crossborder cooperation that […]

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