Britain risks trade deals with EU, U.S. with unilateral Brexit change

Sep 11, 2020
Northern Ireland border comes back as a stumbling block for British-EU relations.
Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, arrives with members of his team for more Brexit trade talks on Sept. 9, in London, England, as anti-Brexit protesters follow him.
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Brexit deal wins few friends in Northern Ireland

Oct 17, 2019
The latest deal on Britain’s departure from the European Union fails to soothe economic concerns in Northern Ireland.
Derrylin, Northern Ireland, at the border with the Irish Republic.
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UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification

Oct 17, 2019
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted: "We have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions."
EU and Union flags flutter in the breeze in front of the Victoria Tower, part of the Palace of Westminster in central London on October 17, 2019.
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What it's like to live near Brexit's greatest issue

Oct 19, 2018
The Irish border has been a big problem for negotiators. For the people living there, that means a lot of uncertainty.
“It's very different to what's been portrayed in the media,” said James Johnston, director of the Ulster Farmers Mart in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. "There's free movement across the border. And I think just the general consensus, whether somebody's voted to leave or voted to remain, they're all united to keep up that freedom of movement.”
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What it's like to live near Brexit's greatest issue

Oct 19, 2018
The Irish border has been a big problem for negotiators. For the people living there, that means a lot of uncertainty.
“It's very different to what's been portrayed in the media,” said James Johnston, director of the Ulster Farmers Mart in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. "There's free movement across the border. And I think just the general consensus, whether somebody's voted to leave or voted to remain, they're all united to keep up that freedom of movement.”
Courtesy of the BBC

How to solve problems around Brexit and the Irish border

Jun 27, 2018
Could technology help prevent bottlenecks on the EU-U.K. border?
Traffic crosses the border into Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic next to a poster protesting a hard Brexit.
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Brexit creates problem on Northern Irish border

Jun 26, 2018
The border between the Republic of Ireland and the U.K. province of Northern Ireland is a big Brexit sticking point.
The Irish government wants its border with Northern Ireland to remain as open and accessible as it is today after Brexit.
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Northern Ireland-Irish Republic border is a hurdle for Brexit

Dec 5, 2017
The Irish Republic wants a guarantee that the border will remain open after Britain leaves the European Union. ...will stay as open as it is today.
Demonstrators wave EU flags outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London, today.
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Irish passport applications spike in Brexit wake

Jun 28, 2016
U.K. citizens are digging out old documents that show Irish lineage.
People walk over over Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland.
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