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Brexit Brief 30

16 Nov 2017

Six rounds of negotiations have now taken place in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, but the ‘sufficient progress’ required to move to the next phase of the talks for now remains elusive. The UK’s financial settlement continues to present difficulties for the negotiators. Meanwhile, the issue of the Ireland – Northern Ireland border has been the subject of renewed attention, following the publication of the European Commission’s Dialogue on Ireland/Northern Ireland on 8 November. Issue 30 of the IIEA Brexit Brief examines these issues, and highlights relevant developments in Ireland and the other Member States.

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The EU Leaders’ Agenda

16 Nov 2017

At the European Council meeting on 19-20 October 2017, President Donald Tusk presented the Leaders’ Agenda, an overview of the main issues he intends to put on the agenda between now and June 2019. This blog describes the content and timetable of that agenda.

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Programme Released: Take Charge-Together Towards a Low Carbon Future

03 Nov 2017

ESB and the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) are delighted to announce the release of the programme for the upcoming Take Charge Conference.

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The US Presidential Elections: One Year On Event Videos

02 Nov 2017

On Wednesday, 25 October the IIEA hosted a seminar, entitled The US Presidential Elections: One Year.

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Brexit Brief 29

02 Nov 2017

The European Council Summit of 19-20 October 2017 concluded that insufficient progress had been made in the first phase of the UK’s withdrawal negotiations, and EU leaders were unable to recommend the opening of talks on future relations between the EU and the UK. The focus now moves to the sixth round of negotiations on November 9-10, and the subsequent European Council summit in December. Issue 28 of the IIEA Brexit Brief highlights the latest developments in the UK’s withdrawal negotiations, and collates reactions from the UK, EU and Ireland.

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The Nordic-Baltic Grouping and Ireland

01 Nov 2017

The Nordic Baltic grouping could prove to be a natural ally for Ireland in the EU of 27. As Tony Brown writes in this blog, the invitation for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to attend their meeting on the eve of the European Council summit of 19-20 October is a significant development. 

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The ePrivacy Regulation - striking the right balance?

01 Nov 2017

Finding the optimum balance of rights involved in the ePrivacy Regulation without stifling innovation will not be easy.    

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Brexit Brief 28

19 Oct 2017

The fifth round of negotiations in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union took place between 9-12 October 2017. While some gradual progress continues on the issues of citizens’ rights and Northern Ireland, but the issue of the UK’s financial settlement remains deadlocked. Issue 28 of the IIEA Brexit Brief examines these developments and draws together the developments in the UK, EU and Ireland.

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‘Sufficient progress’ remains elusive in Brexit negotiations

18 Oct 2017

The European Council summit takes place from 19-20 October this week. The UK had hoped that ‘sufficient progress’ would be made in its EU withdrawal negotiations by the time of the October Council, and as such this would seem an appropriate juncture to take stock of the state of play in the negotiations.

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Brexit: Forty-Five Years On

18 Oct 2017

Comments from UK Prime Minister Edward Heath and Taoiseach Jack Lynch at a 1972 summit of European Heads of State or Government have a particular resonance today, writes IIEA Senior Fellow, Tony Brown.

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Brexit Brief 27

04 Oct 2017

The fourth round of negotiations in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union took place between 25-28 September 2017. Both sides reported some progress in the talks, but it will require a significant breakthrough in the October negotiating round if ‘sufficient progress’ is to be made in time for the European Council meeting of 19-20 October. 

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IIEA Presentation to Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change

03 Oct 2017

IIEA Senior Fellow, Joseph Curtin, presented to the Citizen’s Assembly on Saturday, 30 October 2017 on the topic of How Ireland Can Become a Leader on Climate Change.

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