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The European Movement in Northern Ireland (EMNI) has welcomed the publication of a Discussion Paper recommending that Northern Ireland joins the European Economic Area (EEA), following the UK’s departure from the European Union.
The European Movement NI Chair has said the organisation has already prepared to challenge Brexit at every stage, as the UK Government triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, notifying the EU of its intention to leave.
The Chair of the European Movement in Northern Ireland (EMNI) has cautioned that Northern Ireland must be fully and properly represented in Brexit negotiations following the decision by the House of Commons to allow the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50.
Northern Ireland’s leading pro-European organisation, the European Movement in Northern Ireland (EMNI), has reacted to the developing news following the Prime Minister’s Brexit speech and the collapse of the NI Executive at Stormont.
As 2017 begins, the Deputy Chair of the European Movement in Northern Ireland (EMNI), Ciarán Hanna, gives his personal thoughts on the eventful year that was, and what is possibly ahead for the EMNI in 2017.
The European Movement in Northern Ireland has welcomed the report by the House of Lords European Union Committee on Brexit: UK-Irish relations, which has concluded that the implications of Brexit for Ireland, North and South, are ‘profound’.
Northern Ireland’s leading pro-European organisation, the European Movement in Northern Ireland (EMNI), has welcomed recent developments in the Brexit debate, from the opening of the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit to the decision by the High Court that the British Parliament must vote before the UK government can trigger Article 50 to leave the EU.
In a letter to the ‘Irish Times’ in August, the President of the European Movement in Northern Ireland (EMNI) Brian Garrett and long-standing member Dennis Kennedy argue that it is in the interests of Ireland and the UK, and of the rest of the EU, that the closest possible association between the UK and the EU
What is clear from #allislanddialogue that umbrella organisations across Ireland have huge concerns about the rejection of #WithdrawalAgreement and possibility of #NoDeal. This is dismissed by the DUP's Sammy Wilson whose ideologically driven crusade is threatening our prosperity
Minister @HMcEntee concludes #allislanddialogue there's 'huge amount of work' to do to prepare for #NoDeal: "There's no doubt that the best way to avoid this, to protect the peace process, the invisible border and the All-Island economy is by ratifying the #WithdrawalAgreement."
Businesses are really worried about what #NoDeal will mean for #NorthernIreland. Makes you wonder why any responsible NI political party could seriously argue NI was better off out of #EU:
"BBC News - Brexit: Norbrook planning to stockpile for no-deal"
Despite what is portrayed by the DUP, the only main NI political party which advocated Leave, #NorthernIreland voted Remain, the main business & farming umbrella organisations in NI support the #WithdrawalAgreement and believe #NoDealBrexit would wreck the local economy.
“Viewed from Brussels, every part of the Malthouse compromise is out of the question, from its attempt to reheat rejected ideas for technological border solutions to the demand for a standstill transition without a withdrawal agreement.”
These pertinent questions asked by experts on borders and the #IrishBorder in particular, must be fully answered by those ERG ideologues. If they can't, then something drastic is needed to avoid crashing over the cliff at the end of next month.