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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’.
The guidance for GB-NI parcels is finally out. No change for business to consumer. Declarations required for business to business on goods valued at £135 or more but you will have 3 months to make that declaration. https://t.co/2DbMBcfRiI
Today is a sad day when a member state formally leaves the #EU #CustomsUnion and #SingleMarket. However, we still believe passionately in the principles of cooperation, reconciliation and solidarity which underpins the EU. Together we can achieve much.
After the #Brexit vote, we committed to never leave the Irish citizens of the North behind again. I spoke with @SimonHarrisTD about how students in Northern Ireland will continue to have access to #ErasmusPlus despite the news earlier that the U.K. will no longer participate.