Tag: Ireland

UK says would cut tariffs, no checks on Irish border in no-deal #Brexit

UK says would cut tariffs, no checks on Irish border in no-deal #Brexit

| March 15, 2019

Britain said on Wednesday (13 March) it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods and avoid a so-called hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, writes William Schomberg. The government announced the moves, which it said would be temporary. Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a second, […]

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UK won’t accept #Brexit deal that puts union at risk – PM’s party chairman

UK won’t accept #Brexit deal that puts union at risk – PM’s party chairman

| March 12, 2019

Britain cannot accept an EU proposal to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks because it would threaten the unity of the United Kingdom by treating Northern Ireland differently, the chairman of the ruling Conservative Party Brandon Lewis (pictured) said, writes Kate Holton. The issue of how to maintain an open border on the island of […]

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#EESC goes to Belfast to listen to concerns over #Brexit

#EESC goes to Belfast to listen to concerns over #Brexit

| February 20, 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the EU house of organized civil society, represented by its Diversity Europe Group, met at Queen’s University in Belfast on 15 February 2019 to take stock of the Brexit process and focus on its consequences for the Northern Ireland peace process. “We are here to listen to your concerns, your […]

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The #Brexit backstop conundrum

The #Brexit backstop conundrum

| February 8, 2019

A row between London and the European Union over the ‘Irish backstop’ is blocking a Brexit deal and could mean Britain leaving on 29 March without one, disrupting trade, writes Alastair Macdonald. This is what the backstop is and why it matters: BOTH SIDES WANT TO AVOID A ‘HARD BORDER’ – WHAT’S THAT? In 1998, […]

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Ireland increasingly prepared for no-deal Brexit, says PM

Ireland increasingly prepared for no-deal Brexit, says PM

| February 7, 2019

Ireland is increasingly prepared for a no-deal Brexit, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday (6 February), while highlighting Dublin did not want things to end in such an abrupt split, write Alastair Macdonald and Gabriela Baczynska. “I am confident a solution can be found,” Varadkar said after talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker […]

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#EAPM – MEPs face camera on health care in EU

#EAPM – MEPs face camera on health care in EU

| February 6, 2019

The Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) has this week been on a mission to gauge opinions on health-care needs in the EU, Parliamentary engagement and policymaking, from sitting MEPs as well as leading EU patient organizations which included EURORDIS (rare disease), European Patient Forum and European Cancer Patient Coalition, writes EAPM Executive Director Denis […]

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Irish PM Varadkar rejects May plans to change #Backstop

Irish PM Varadkar rejects May plans to change #Backstop

| February 1, 2019

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (pictured) told British Prime Minister Theresa May he would not accept her plans to renegotiate a post-Brexit arrangement for the Irish border and said the so-called Irish backstop needed to be legally robust, writes Andrew MacAskill. Parliament voted late on Tuesday (29 January) to order May to return to Brussels […]

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