Category Archives: Europe and Brexit

North-South Bodies

As uncertainty still hangs over the finer details of a land border between the UK and the EU in Ireland, eolas outlines the roles of the bodies who could be affected. Established...

Exporting to the UK

A good year for Irish exports culminating in an increase of €654 million over the past 12 months is likely to recede in the second half of 2016 as the impact of...

The Norway model

An analysis of the advantages and disadvantages Norway has enjoyed outside of the European Union. In the early 1990s Norway, along with Sweden and Iceland, negotiated entry into the European Economic Area...

Measuring Moldova

As Britain seeks to exit the European Union, Moldova sits on the opposite side of the spectrum, with ambitions to join it. Emerging as an independent republic following the collapse of the...

Bleak outlook for agriculture

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson put it very succinctly when he said that the Irish border automatically becomes the formal frontier between the UK and the European Union the instant that Brexit...

TTIP’s future in doubt

The future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been thrown into doubt after leaked details highlight major divisions in the agreement’s most central provisions.   TTIP is a bi-lateral...

Brexit will hurt Ireland

The ICTU’s Macdara Doyle claims Brexit could hit Irish jobs and will have repercussions for employment rights across Europe.   There was virtually no mention of Brexit during the recent election campaign....

Brexit makes no sense

The Chair of CBI Northern Ireland, David Gavaghan explains why leaving the EU will damage the economic position of the United Kingdom and in particular Northern Ireland.   In just a few...