Briefing Papers

April 30, 2020

Briefing Paper: Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Bordering on (non-) cooperation

This Briefing Paper is intended to offer some initial considerations on the extent to which existing or new channels of cross-border cooperation have been successfully activated in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. Beginning with an overview of the collaborative tendencies observable on […]

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January 8, 2020

The need for regulatory cross-border territorial impact assessment: Challenges at the Ireland-Northern Ireland border

The purpose of this Briefing Paper is to highlight the urgent need for policy-makers, decision-makers and legislators to assess the impact of a proposed policy, regulation, strategy or law, for example, on their jurisdiction’s borders, and to assess how their implementation has affected the socio-economic conditions of citizens in a border region.1 To undertake such […]

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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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