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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.
"The UK talks to itself, EU leaders talk to each other, and then both sides negotiate. But along the way, disconnects open up, and when amplified... tensions flare... This week... the signalling and semantics got scrambled once again" https://t.co/fgVMRDoela
23 trade groups across Europe: "there will be a 'catastrophic' rise in tariffs" in the case of a No Deal #Brexit, amounting to a £100 BILLION dent in the car industry in the next five years, adding to heavy losses already caused by #Covid19.