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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’.
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 Northern Ireland Affairs Committee publishes its report into Northern Ireland and the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. The report identifies the potential impact of a Brexit in key areas such as the economy, agriculture and the border with the Republic.
Today, @EU_Commission decided to ask the Court of Justice to impose interim measures ordering Polish gov to suspend the functioning of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court. We remain ready to engage in a constructive dialogue based on fairness and respect with #Poland.
I voted against third reading of Brexit Bill today. Important to take a stand as UK takes a very wrong turn. No good or sensible Brexit for UK or NI in particular. Efforts to mitigate the damage continue...
It is very rare & positive.
And it surely needs to be recognised & built upon...
All NI political parties @HouseofCommons + leading NI #business gps/trade bodies are jointly backing amendments to #WABill