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#Brexit – UK and Ireland ‘see a pathway’ to a possible deal

#Brexit – UK and Ireland ‘see a pathway’ to a possible deal

| October 11, 2019

Following a bilateral meeting between the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, a joint statement was issued affirming that both parties could see a pathway to a possible deal, writes Catherine Feore.  The discussions were described as detailed and constructive. Both parties agreed that a deal was in everybody’s interest. Little in the […]

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European Parliament President David Sassoli meets UK House of Commons Speaker #JohnBercow

European Parliament President David Sassoli meets UK House of Commons Speaker #JohnBercow

| October 10, 2019

Sassoli to Bercow (pictured): “Extension on Brexit is needed if there is an election or referendum.” “The European Parliament would support a request from the UK government to extend the withdrawal period in order to have time for a general election or a referendum.” This was the message from European Parliament President David Sassoli during […]

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Ireland sets aside €1.2 billion for no deal #Brexit package

Ireland sets aside €1.2 billion for no deal #Brexit package

| October 9, 2019

Ireland’s finance minister said on Tuesday (8 October) that the government will run a budget deficit of 0.6% of gross domestic product next year if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, to fund a €1.2 billion package for affected firms, write Graham Fahy and Padraic Halpin. “In the event of a […]

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Ireland remains open to a ‘fair’ #Brexit deal – Coveney

Ireland remains open to a ‘fair’ #Brexit deal – Coveney

| October 9, 2019

Ireland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday (8 October) European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EU-wide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a “stupid blame game” over Brexit, writes Graham Fahy. Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Twitter that Tusk “reflects the frustration across EU and the enormity of what’s at stake for us all”. […]

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Can #Blockchain solve #Brexit border puzzle? Experts are sceptical

Can #Blockchain solve #Brexit border puzzle? Experts are sceptical

| October 8, 2019

A team of experts has come up with a plan to use blockchain tracking for trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to avoid the re-imposition of a hard border after Britain leaves the European Union, writes John Chalmers. The ELAND consortium said on Monday (7 October) that its proposal would involve building […]

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#Brexit deal is essentially impossible – Downing Street source

#Brexit deal is essentially impossible – Downing Street source

| October 8, 2019

A Brexit deal is essentially impossible as German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson that to do one Northern Ireland must stay in the European Union’s customs union, a Downing Street source said on Tuesday (8 October), write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper. With just 23 days to go before the […]

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#Brexit – Think tank estimates ‘no deal’ would result in fiscal loosening of 2% of GDP, interest rates 0% and £50 billion of #QuantitativeEasing

#Brexit – Think tank estimates ‘no deal’ would result in fiscal loosening of 2% of GDP, interest rates 0% and £50 billion of #QuantitativeEasing

| October 8, 2019

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), one of the UK’s leading independent microeconomic research institutes, has published its global outlook and recent trends in the UK economy. According to the IFS, Brexit no longer ‘just’ determines future relations with the UK’s largest trading partner and the transition towards them. It has become intertwined with the political outlook […]

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