Northern Ireland is part of the UK and part of the EU. But not for long! Many farmers in Ireland and Northern Ireland fear the looming Brexit. Currently, milk trucks and animal transports are still rolling between the two states duty free.
Brexit is a defeat "we all have to take responsibility for," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK still intends to exit from the EU in March 2019.
Brexit threatens the peace in Northern Ireland, says Jonathan Powell, one of the architects of the peace process. The UK's recent agreement with the EU has not solved the problem of the Irish border, he tells DW.
A deal preventing a "hard border" from splitting the island of Ireland has collapsed at the last minute. Ireland's premier said he was "disappointed" that the UK is no longer in a position to conclude the deal.
After a week of intense EU-UK negotiations over the ‘Irish question,’ white smoke came with news of an agreement on Friday morning. But what does all the diplomatic jargon actually mean?
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