Trade Deal With EU

The United Kingdom left the European Union three years ago. Yet it still has not settled the terms of the divorce. The main sticking point is the status of Northern Ireland.

The Good Friday Agreement states that Northern Ireland may trade freely with the Republic of Ireland. This concession did not present much of a problem as long as the UK and Ireland were both EU member states. But now that the UK has left the EU, a dilemma has arisen: how to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland without treating the counties of Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the United Kingdom.

Read more at “UK Strikes Post-Brexit Trade Deal With EU”

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