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The European Movements in UK and Northern Ireland have responded to the British Government’s position paper which outlines the UK’s position on addressing the ‘unique circumstances of Northern Ireland and the land border with Ireland’.
European Movement NI has welcomed suggestions proposed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to mitigate some of the worst excesses if a ‘Hard Brexit’ is imposed on Northern Ireland. EMNI had argued a ‘Hard Brexit’ is in contravention to the expressed wishes of the people of Northern Ireland, and that there is now no clear mandate for this. Ian Parsley,
The European Movement in Northern Ireland has welcomed a House of Lords Report which has found that the specific circumstances in Northern Ireland give ‘rise to unique issues’ that will need to be addressed during the Brexit negotiations.
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.
The Chair of the European Movement in Northern Ireland (EMNI) has warned that Brexit will create a regional imbalance and that ‘the people in the north of England who voted for Brexit actually suffer the most from it’.
Germany's Europe minister Michael Roth 'I don’t see any chances to renegotiate the package. The Withdrawal Agreement is the Withdrawal Agreement and I don’t see any appetite to start new negotiations within the EU. The message of the EU is crystal clear on this issue.'
Last week's #CivSocDays in the @EU_EESC were important to engage and discuss the challenges to sustainable democracy. My contribution focused on the causes and civil society response to #populism in #Europe. You can learn more here: https://t.co/Z0UofqirhU
We said in 2016 that a genuine evidence-based case for NI to leave #EU was not made. We were a net beneficiary of membership. Access to @EIB loans, membership of #SingleMarket & #CustomsUnion #Horizon2020 etc were highly beneficial. It was the glue that held us together & now...
Today the EU Commission confirms that the first three issues that would have to be tackled by the UK immediately after a no deal Brexit are, guess what, (1) citizens' rights; (2) its financial obligations; and (3) the Irish question. https://t.co/nmKvyWzC8K via @EU_Commission