'Brexit' deal - creative solutions postponed - and much work for legal drafters

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This first assessment of the latest ”Brexit” compromise on the island of Ireland from a legal perspective concludes that the joint report of the negotiation committee of 8 December is far from "legally watertight". Instead, it leaves a number of circles to be squared. From legal perspectives, it is difficult to imaging how physical infrastructure and border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland can be avoided while Northern Ireland leaves the EU Internal market and customs union. Further, from legal perspectives a regional government in Northern Ireland in compliance with the 1998 Agreement seems a precondition for finalising and governing the specific solutions for Northern Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog post
Media of outputQPOL
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 08 Dec 2017

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