Environmental Pillar cautiously welcomes the Withdrawal Agreement & Political Declaration

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Environmental Pillar cautiously welcomes the Withdrawal Agreement & Political Declaration: will a level playing field deliver cross-border alignment?   The conclusion of negotiations on a Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration lay the groundwork for designing a future EU-UK relationship incorporating far-reaching environmental standards. In the Withdrawal Agreement the UK and the EU have committed to maintaining, as a minimum, the …

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Brexit draft withdrawal agreement seeks to quell any rollback on environmental standards

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November 16th, 2018 The Environmental Pillar welcomes the inclusion of a commitment in the draft withdrawal agreement to maintaining current levels of environmental protection across the island of Ireland post-Brexit. It also includes a clause designed to prevent any regression of environmental laws, regulations and practices in the UK or the EU following the Brexit next March 29th. This “non-regression” …

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Brexit Briefing: level playing field for environment on the island of Ireland

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The Environmental Pillar and Northern Ireland Environment Link, who together represent almost 100 environmental organisations from across the island of Ireland, are working together to draw attention to the cross-border environmental implications of Brexit – one of six key areas of cooperation outlined by the North-South Ministerial Council as established under the Good Friday Agreement. The below document outlines a …

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Will nature be on the European Council menu?

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September 19th, 2018 Both today and tomorrow, EU leaders are gathering in Salzburg for an informal Council summit that will end with a working lunch (sans Theresa May) to discuss Brexit. On the menu is likely to be the state of play in the negotiations on the key withdrawal issues (including the Irish backstop) and an exchange of views regarding …

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