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Brexit in Scrabble pieces
June 2022

Boris Johnson Angers Northern Ireland Businesses He Says He’s Helping

June 2022 - Prime minister argues Brexit deal he signed hurts trade, firms, but companies in region have adapted to rules agreed with EU.

Professor Katy Hayward

Border Signs
June 2022

Why UK plan to change NI Protocol breaks international law

June 2022 - Analysis: using domestic legislation to breach the Brexit withdrawal agreement goes against a fundamental principle of international law.

Dr Billy Melo Araujo

Boris Johnson
June 2022

Johnson moves to renege on his own ‘terrible’ Brexit deal – but will the Tories kill it?

June 2022 - British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss unveiled on Monday plans to override some post-Brexit rules for Northern Ireland on the grounds that they create unacceptable barriers with the rest of the UK. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was warned about such problems after striking his very own 2019 Brexit deal, which it is now proposing to unilaterally change in a move that critics say undermines Northern Ireland’s economic stability – and analysts say is vulnerable to a Commons rebellion.

Professor Katy Hayward
France 24

Irish Passports
May 2022

63% of people in Northern Ireland think a united Ireland is now more likely because of Brexit

May 2022 - Almost two-thirds of people in Northern Ireland believe that Brexit has increased the likelihood of Irish unity, according to the results of a social attitudes survey.

Professor Katy Hayward & Dr Milena Komarova

EU Flag with a star missing
May 2022

Elections in Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein's possible psychological victory

May 2022 - According to various polls, Sinn Fein is leading the voting intentions on 5th May to re-elect the 90 representatives of the local assembly of Northern Ireland. If this choice is confirmed, it would be the first time, since the creation of the assembly in 1998, that a party for reunification with Ireland has become the most important in this proportional election.

Dr Jamie Pow

Brexit: Insight and Analysis

Informed by years of internationally-recognised research excellence, Queen’s on Brexit brings together leading academics from Queen’s University who can provide an authoritative voice on the Brexit process, many policy areas affected by Brexit, and the subsequent impact on Northern Ireland, the island of Ireland, the UK and the EU-27.

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Border Signs
November 2021

An overview of UK-EU moves on the Protocol from July to October 2021

November 2021 - After the ‘series of unfortunate events’ that had characterised the EU-UK relationship since the start of the year, the summer and autumn of 2021 have seen a pattern of moves to attempt to put the Protocol (or a version of it) on a more sustainable footing.

Professor Katy Hayward & Dr Milena Komarova

Banksy Brexit Art
October 2021

Proposals and the Protocol: where do the EU proposals leave us?

October 2021 - It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Protocol has been the subject of near blanket coverage this week in Northern Ireland.

Professor Katy Hayward
UK in a Changing Europe

Diary Farm
October 2021

Brexit: EU proposes nixing most Northern Ireland checks

October 2021 - The measures could halve customs paperwork and checks on meat, dairy and other food products coming to Northern Ireland.

Professor David Phinnemore
Deutsche Welle

VP Šefčovič
September 2021

EU Vice President Maroš Šefčovič Speech at Queen's University Belfast

September 2021 - Watch EU Vice President Maroš Šefčovič's speech during his visit to Queen's University Belfast.

Queen's University Belfast

Vice President Šefčovič
September 2021

Q&A session with EU Vice President Maroš Šefčovič at Queen's University Belfast

September 2021 - Following EU Vice President Maroš Šefčovič's speech during his visit to Queen's University Belfast on 10 September 2021, Vice President Šefčovič engaged in a Q&A with audience members - the linked video recording is of the Q&A session.

Queen's University Belfast