New publication: special issue NILQ “On the never ending road to Brexit”

By Dagmar Schiek,

This special issue focuses on challenges and opportunities for the European Union, also addressing topical issues such as the EU’s role in policing the rule of law (with special focus on Poland) and “Irish question” in Brexit. The general introduction and those two articles are open access. The issue overview can be found here 

The Island of Ireland in the draft withdrawal Agreement – Dagmar Schiek

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Professor Schiek offers a first legal political assessment of the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in the draft withdrawal agreement from legal perspectives. She concludes that the EU Commission’s proposal on the one hand constitutes a major compromise, in that a sectoral approach to the EU Internal Market is allowed for Northern Ireland alone, in order to avoid the need of a physical infrastructure at the border on the island of Ireland. On the other hand, the draft falls short of securing the all-island economy in the service sector, and also has shortcomings in maintaining the hybridity of identities in Northern Ireland as aspired by the 1998 Agreement (also known as Good Friday or Belfast Agreement). TREUP Occasional Paper 3 (2018) An updated version taking into account the provisional agreements between the EU Commission’s and UK government’s negotiation parties on 19 March, is available here :The island of Ireland and the UK in Withdrawal Agreement Draft 19 March 2018 Schiek