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EU 2030 Climate Proposal: Ball in Ireland’s Court Now

08 Aug 2016

This op ed first appeared in the Sunday Independent under "Climate change isn't just about the suckler herd"

Brexit has garnered many business headlines over the summer. The EU's efforts to combat climate change, by comparison, have slipped somewhat under the radar. Published in July, a new proposal will have profound implications for the Irish economy in the decades ahead.

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Brexit Brief Issue 10

03 Aug 2016

The UK vote to leave the European Union has precipitated rapid changes in UK domestic politics, and prompted a range of responses from Ireland, the other Member States and the EU Institutions. The August issue of the IIEA Brexit brief examines the state of play in the UK’s EU withdrawal.

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The Future of the European Project after Brexit

22 Jul 2016

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The people of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union marks one of the most defining moments in EU history and is the first act of European disintegration since the European Coal and Steel Community was established in 1951. In an effort to establish a common approach and vision for the future of the European project, an informal meeting of the 27 Heads of Government has been convened for 16 September 2016 in Bratislava without the UK prime minister.

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Brexit: Round-up of views from think tanks

15 Jul 2016
In the immediate aftermath of the historic referendum decision in the UK, think tanks in France, Germany and the UK were quick to respond – both to the economic and political fallout and to the longer term implications for the UK and the European Union. This blog synopsises the responses to the referendum from influential institutions in the UK, France and Germany.

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IIEA/RDS Climate Smart Agriculture Report Launched

14 Jul 2016

Ensuring food security for all and preventing dangerous climate change are two of the biggest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. This report follows an 18-month process overseen by the IIEA/RDS Leadership Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), under which we worked with stakeholders and experts to identify smart, ambitious and pragmatic solutions for Irish agriculture within this global context. 

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The Elements of a New EU-UK Relationship

12 Jul 2016

Dr. John Temple Lang discusses some of the elements of a new EU-UK relationship, that might reconcile the interests of Ireland, the EU and the UK. 

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European Commission supports sharing economy but wants “more analysis” of impact

30 Jun 2016

This IIEA brief describes the implications of the European Commission’s most recent communication on the collaborative economy.

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Brexit Brief Issue 09

30 Jun 2016

The UK’s vote to Leave the European Union has had an immediate, dramatic and profound impact – not only for the UK but for Ireland and the EU as a whole. As the EU ponders a future without its ’awkward partner’ and prepares for the negotiations ahead, the UK’s domestic politics seems set for a period of dramatic reorganisation. Issue 9 of the IIEA Brexit Brief examines the immediate reaction to the UK’s referendum.

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Brexit: What does it mean for Ireland?

24 Jun 2016

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. While it is not yet accurate to say that the UK’s troubled four-decade relationship with the EU is at an end – there is still the matter of the UK’s withdrawal negotiation to be addressed – it is clear that the relationship between the EU and its ‘awkward partner’ has entered a new and uncertain phase, one that will create great difficulties for Ireland.

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Brexit: The UK referendum and its aftermath

24 Jun 2016

The UK's vote to leave the European Union will have immediate, dramatic, and profound consequences for all parties. This blog discusses the implications of the referendum for the UK, EU and Ireland.

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What would happen to the Northern Irish border in the event of Brexit?

22 Jun 2016

IIEA Policy Brief - Brexit

This IIEA brief describes the possible implications for the Northern Irish border in the event of Brexit.

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Brexit Brief Issue 08 - 22 June 2016

22 Jun 2016

Brexit Brief, published by the IIEA’s UK Project Group, covers developments in the on-going debate in the United Kingdom – and between the UK and the other EU Member States – on the UK’s negotiations over its membership of the Union.

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