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5th October 2018
post by Michael Keating

Buried within the UK Agriculture Bill, a clause allowing UK ministers to determine which of three WTO 'boxes' state aid for farmers should goes into could prove difficult for the devolved administrations.

2nd October 2018
post by Jonathan Evershed

CCC Fellow Jonathan Evershed of University College Cork assess the fallout from the Prime Minister's unhappy appearance at the Salzberg summit.

1st October 2018
post by Centre on Const...

Our friends at UK in a Changing Europe marked 6 months to Brexit on Saturday 29th September with a video and 2 reports.

1st October 2018
Guest post by Centre on Const...

Dr Amanda Kramer, Research Fellow in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, examines one of the biggest difficulties facing the UK government in the current Brexit negotiations, which is how to resolve the problems that Brexit has created for Northern Ireland. Cross posted from European Futures. http://www.europeanfutures.ed.ac.uk/article-7178

17th September 2018
post by Alexandra Remond

The upcoming New Caledonian independence referendum on the 4th of November 2018 is the outcome of a 30 years-long process of gradual decolonisation. Dr Alexandra Remond examines the prospects.

14th September 2018
post by Mary C. Murphy

For Ireland, the Brexit discussion has focused heavily on the Irish issue. This has meant an unrelenting emphasis on securing a Brexit deal which ensures no border on the island of Ireland, and achieving a backstop provision which guarantees this scenario. The expectation is that this will be achieved in the context of the Withdrawal Agreement, and before the transition phase begins. Dr Mary C Murphy looks at what the Brexit transition period means for Ireland, North and South.

13th September 2018
post by Kristen Hopewell

In her third blog on international trade issues and Brexit, Dr Kristen Hopewell looks at the high-tech US-Canada border amid claims that it offers a template to ensure a "frictionless" border in Ireland.

7th September 2018
post by Kristen Hopewell

In the second of her blogs focusing on international trade issues, Dr Kristen Hopewell looks at some of the difficulties that the UK might face as it seeks to negotiate new bilateral agreements

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