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It has been a busy few weeks for the European Movement in Northern Ireland, with the organisation represented at important events to highlight Northern Ireland’s concerns with Article 50 negotiations beginning.
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
The Lords tomorrow consider new Brexit and Devolution proposals. The Government wants the ability to (temporarily in theory) constrain devolved powers, potentially in >100 policy areas, until replacements for EU law are agreed. We @instituteforgov explain: https://t.co/B7KaDO9Blf
Latest draft of Withdrawal Agreement published: https://t.co/S8aERuc2oj.
On Ireland/Northern Ireland 'backstop', agreement on:
- Common Travel Area
- other areas of north-south cooperation
- specialised committee
- replacement of Protocol by subsequent UK-EU agreement
The Irish border issue could still potentially scupper the whole deal.... the Irish border issue has just been pushed further down the road.. it still hasn't been resolved & there will need to be a lot more talks to get it resolved.