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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.
'Some 58.4% said they would favour Northern Ireland remaining “more closely aligned with the EU than the rest of the UK”, while 39.5% said they would vote against; 2.1% did not know how they would vote'
‘let the UK exit the backstop whenever it wants – provided the British government first agrees to put a question to the people of Northern Ireland in the form of: “Best of both worlds, or UK only”... let the people of [NI] decide their own fate’
EU: “If the UK government continues to reject the [WA], it is now the responsibility of the UK government to come forward with proposals for the future EU-UK relationship. [It] can be assured that any such proposals will be given appropriate consideration”