Briefing Papers

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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June 1, 2016

Border People Briefing: Free movement of people and the UK EU Referendum

The UK referendum on continued membership of the EU will take place on 23rd June 2016. One of the key issues imbedded in the referendum is the UK’s intention to limit the free movement of people, one of the EU’s four principal freedoms, together with the free movement of goods, services and capital. With the […]

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April 28, 2016

The Potential Implications of Brexit for Cross-Border Bodies

CCBS provided a policy seminar on “The Potential Implications of Brexit for Cross-Border Bodies”, held in Dublin on 28 April 2016. Gathering members of the Advisory Board of SafeFood, as well as stakeholders of cross-border implementation bodies, the seminar examined the extent to which policy and regulatory divergence between the two jurisdictions on the island […]

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March 24, 2016

CCBS and Cooperation Ireland publish second EU Referendum Briefing Paper

In the run-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. The first paper in this series provided an overview of the potential consequences of a ‘leave’ vote […]

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