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Ireland and Brexit

L'Irlande et le Brexit

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All EU member states will feel the shock waves from Brexit, but Ireland will clearly be hit hardest. The country has many close ties with the United Kingdom at every level: cultural social, family, political, industrial, economic and commercial. These ties have been forged within the framework of the European Union, favouring mutually beneficial exchanges and cooperation. Britain's decision to leave the EU can only weaken these bonds, to the detriment of both countries. Of all the issues now being discussed, the thorniest is the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. If London decides to leave the single market and the customs union, this would put an end to the free circulation of goods and people with the establishment of a "hard border". This would give unionists in the North a new argument in favour of reunification, which could in turn reawaken old demons...

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hal-02422918 , version 1 (23-12-2019)

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Christophe Gillissen. L'Irlande et le Brexit. 2019. ⟨hal-02422918⟩
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