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Irish border backstop: many unanswered questions and considerable economic challenges

Melo Araujo, Billy and Lupo Pasini, Federico (2018) Irish border backstop: many unanswered questions and considerable economic challenges. LSE Brexit (05 Jun 2018). Website.

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What happens to Northern Ireland once the UK leaves the European Union has become one of the most complex issues in the Brexit negotiations. The problem stems from the fact that the Good Friday Agreement has been interpreted as precluding a return to a hard border - that is, any physical infrastructure - between the North and South of the island of Ireland. Billy Melo Araujo (right) and Federico Lupo Pasini (Queen’s University Belfast) write that the so-called backstop option that is currently on the table is an imperfect solution that needs further work. They conclude that many many unanswered questions persist and considerable challenges may still arise from that solution, especially economic ones.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business
F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 16:16
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:11

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