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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
Prof. Simon Lancaster(University of East Anglia) - #EU students & colleagues now feel less welcome... Theresa May was very keen to secure an end to freedom of movement... I'm very sad that this benefit will be denied to my students & children.
NI was a net beneficiary of #EU membership, we got more back from EU than our taxpayers put in. Nelson McCausland dismisses this huge benefit for NI as part of our membership. @vinnybelfast @morrice_jane
In the last hours of #2018, our foremost wish is that #2019Hopes will see NI and the rest of the UK remaining committed to pooling sovereignty and European cooperation by the year's end and still be a full member of the #EU and rejects #Brexit in a #PeoplesVote. Happy New Year!
We're very sorry to hear of the passing of our colleague #PaddyAshdown , a committed European. His passion and insight will be sorely missed, at such a crucial time in UK/#EU relations with tragedy of #Brexit looming.
The important point made during the #Brexit Referendum though was that there would never be such developments (European Army, Turkish membership etc) because the UK had a veto. Now, of course that veto will go. @BBCTalkback @williamcrawley