EU

September 7, 2017

European Commission publishes guiding principles on Ireland and Northern Ireland

The European Commission has today set out its principles for the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. Today’s paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. The continuation of the Common Travel Area, which […]

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July 6, 2017

Brexit: Irish border one of the top EU priorities

Speaking to the Economic and Social Committee in Brussels this morning, the EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, made the following points of special interest here in Ireland. He reiterated the primacy of the Irish border issue as one of the top EU priorities: “The best way of reaching an agreement is to create […]

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July 5, 2017

REVISED Solution Irish Border Problem 2 July 2017

Please click on the link below to download a copy of ‘A Solution to the Problem of a ‘Hard’ Irish Border: The island’s post-Brexit borders’ by James Anderson, Queen’s University Belfast.   REVISED Solution Irish Border Problem pdf 2 July

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July 4, 2017

Seanad Special Select Committee on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union publishes ‘Brexit: Implications and Potential Solutions’

The Seanad Special Select Committee on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union has today published ‘Brexit: Implications and Potential Solutions’ Chair of the Seanad Special Select Committee said in his opening stsatement that “Put simply, for Ireland, the decision of the people of the UK to vote to withdraw from the EU is […]

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May 29, 2017

Draft EU position papers on Article 50 negotiations

The EU has published draft Brexit negotiation position papers on citizens’ rights and the UK’s financial settlement. Both of the draft papers are available below.   EU negotiation working paper – citizens-rights-essential-principles-draft-position-paper_en EU negotiation working paper – financial-settlement-essential-principles-draft-position-paper_en

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May 9, 2017

What should be the government’s priorities for exit negotiations and policy development to maximise the contribution of British universities to a successful and global UK?

As government looks to minimise the turbulence and maximise the opportunities associated with leaving the European Union, British universities have a vital contribution to make to a successful, dynamic and internationally competitive post-exit United Kingdom. Universities can play a central role in driving inclusive economic growth locally, regionally and nationally; improving productivity as part of […]

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May 9, 2017

InterTradeIreland Brexit Factsheet for Business, July 2016

In light of the recent BREXIT referendum decision, a key objective for InterTradeIreland is to ensure that cross-border trade continues to grow and SME benefits are exploited. Available below is the full INterTradeIreland fact sheet on Brexit. InterTradeIreland

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May 9, 2017

Bord Bia briefing document on Brexit June 2016

‘The EU is the UK’s largest trading partner accounting for 62% of UK food and drink exports and 70% of UK imports. Therefore it’s not surprising that the exit vote has led to significant market volatility and uncertainty.’ The document available below explores the possible effects that Brexit may have on the Irish Food Industry, […]

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May 5, 2017

European Commission directives for Brexit negotiations including Annex

The College of Commissioners has today sent a recommendation to the Council to open the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. It includes draft negotiating directives. This legal mandate follows the adoption on Saturday by the European Council of political guidelines. The full document is available below. EU Commission directives for Brexit negotiations 030517 […]

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