Type: Working Paper
Brexit and the Irish border
Working Paper, EUI RSC, 2022/18, Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU)
KEATING, Michael, Brexit and the Irish border, EUI RSC, 2022/18, Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU) - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74403
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The Irish border proved one of the most difficult issues in the negotiations on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. A persistent point of contention since the partition of Ireland a hundred years ago, it had been put into abeyance by a combination of the historic Common Travel Area, the peace settlement in Northern Ireland and the EU Single Market, which had allowed the disappearance of physical structures. The final agreement leaves important areas of ambiguity but does represent a breach in the UK’s vision of Brexit and a single settlement for the whole of the United Kingdom. It represents the first time that the EU has permitted partial integration in the EU for a region of a non-Member State but the circumstances are such that it does not provide a precedent.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74403
Series/Number: EUI RSC; 2022/18; Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU)
Publisher: European University Institute
Keyword(s): Differentiated integration European Union Brexit Irish border
Grant number: H2020/822304/EU
Sponsorship and Funder information:
This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 822304. The content of this document represents only the views of the InDivEU consortium and is its sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.
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