|Author (Person)||Burke, Edward|
|Publisher||Centre for European Reform|
|Series Title||Policy Brief|
|Series Details||July 2017|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
In the coming Brexit negotiations, London should acknowledge Northern Ireland’s unique relationship with the EU. A distinctive EU status for Northern Ireland, committing London and the 27 to maintaining many of the EU’s structural and Ulster-specific programmes would help to limit the fallout from the UK’s exit. In the event that the EU and the UK fail to agree quickly on a comprehensive free trade agreement, Brussels could work with London to create a specific regime for Irish and Northern Irish goods and services (including and beyond the exposed agri-food sector), exempting them from tariffs and most customs checks if they remain on the island of Ireland.
|Countries / Regions||Ireland, United Kingdom|