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David Phinnemore @DPhinnemore Northern Ireland

Professor of European Politics, Queen's University Belfast EU politics, EU treaty reform, EU enlargement, association agreements, Brexit, NI Protocol

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Big step and long awaited. https://t.co/V4YJ3Z0j8w
Retweeted by David PhinnemoreUK-EU negotiations: "some progress, chiefly on governance issues.... still significant differences on the issue of… https://t.co/dbuNQiPYwGDarroch “But if it’s Biden [who wins], there are likely to be some issues. The Democrats don’t like or support Brex… https://t.co/feJPRcxILMhttps://t.co/1VyZ7wplO6On why Brexit-wise a Biden victory will be a headache for Johnson https://t.co/wIpVKAT71Y"Two-thirds of Britons are unclear about how the UK’s relationship with the EU will change when the Brexit transiti… https://t.co/kt9EBbgtwH
10/29
2020
https://t.co/AtWcld8dXgUpdated list today from @tradegovuk of UK trade agreements with non-EU countries. It's worth reading the notes.… https://t.co/FUuthm5UYo"Getting ready takes longer than you think" Government note to self. https://t.co/cIiIzzh9RWLords expected to vote overwhelmingly on 9 November to throw out six clauses from UK Internal market bill, which mi… https://t.co/fzKt8xOrOV
10/28
2020
Michel: "Will we get a deal? I don’t know, it will depend... But we are working in order to make sure all member st… https://t.co/C2s7wmVOq4"While Boris Johnson’s government wants a Canada-style free trade Brexit deal for the UK itself, Gibraltar would li… https://t.co/IJtCytxDh6A reminder that the UK Internal Market bill is with the Lords and there a plenty voicing concerns... More at:… https://t.co/3si1LvpDKM
10/27
2020
And a short thread on ratifying mixed agreements https://t.co/bxUX0QKEivUseful explainer on how EU ratifies agreements with non-member states Worth noting also that for mixed agreements,… https://t.co/pnukZw0MNFhttps://t.co/qq9vxLcgUoContinued access to EU trade agreements for NI producers? '"There’s a fair degree of sympathy for it in the Commis… https://t.co/7h8wqongbv
10/26
2020
"there are three pieces that have to fall into place within the coming weeks" - greater UK clarity on enforcement o… https://t.co/f4PtgWxNAf"the Northern Ireland protocol, with Brussels needing convincing that the arrangements will actually be implemented… https://t.co/6WexK0v0Hl"There will be a deal only if both sides can claim to have secured their main defensive interests: the EU its ask o… https://t.co/IiWYHYdALEhttps://t.co/USGHX5sQN8Or in the UK government's Command Paper https://t.co/NrIQHwfxJA https://t.co/7vHVdpUzWghttps://t.co/249cKkoxUDInteresting excerpt on Merkel's view of Cameron His decision to withdraw the Conservative MEPs from the EPP did n… https://t.co/HU2nFZf3cU
10/25
2020
@AnnaJerzewska And I wouldn't hold your breath for that operating model https://t.co/PKWgbT5a8oA deal the terms of which have only just been published and which have had no democratic scrutiny, and the provisio… https://t.co/nMf6GGArp6
Retweeted by David Phinnemore'“extraordinary” that EU-UK negotiators [are] currently spending so much time haggling over the European fishing se… https://t.co/cAeTZBSuc5“Getting the texts on the level playing field, governance and fisheries - that will take a bit of time. That will t… https://t.co/vNooM1gMW8EU official: “We have proposed texts [on the non-contentious issues] and if the UK wants to change them that’s logi… https://t.co/XENKiQGKwxThe Commission position: https://t.co/vaGk7rykF8 https://t.co/ySgDjtBmuPUK presses for use of faster passport gates at EU airports post-Brexit Commission: "EU law currently reserves us… https://t.co/e91mgKUoho
10/24
2020
No answers to any of the above questions in the UK government's Explanatory Memorandum https://t.co/sr0kRC4HWLAnd from the UK's Impact Assessment of the UK-Japan deal: "The modelling does not take account of any impacts aris… https://t.co/ev5eXKEwjdDoes this mean that Northern Ireland may not be benefitting from UK trade deals to the same extent as the rest of t… https://t.co/6glOkgAMgP"the inconsistency between this Agreement and that Protocol" Can either the UK or Japanese government set out the… https://t.co/3NQYWP6Zb5From the UK-Japan free trade agreement we have this in Article 1.9(5) in relation to the NI Protocol: "this Agreem… https://t.co/Fol9JQrSTT"agreement provides for tariffs on Japanese cars to be gradually reduced to zero by 2026 - as does the existing EU-… https://t.co/tQbq6V5RoEThe timetable is extremely tight for EP consent to be granted, but at least political groupings are on board in ter… https://t.co/xecm6j9EjWReminder that if Barnier and Frost do produce a UK-EU deal, that agreement will need the approval of the European P… https://t.co/wM7q9uPi1w"British officials are confident there will be enough space in the quotas to maintain and increase the UK’s food ex… https://t.co/EcrQvsjowr"The new deal largely replicates the existing EU-Japan deal, but has an extra chapter on digital trade and lacks th… https://t.co/OzQM00MMn8"he did not believe the issue would be resolved before the end of the year." This is important for NI producers an… https://t.co/DSTt7b1yYQ"Coveney said he would like to see country-of-origin rules applied to dairy and agri-food goods produced in Norther… https://t.co/zQwbWfLtMh
10/23
2020
"All this betrays an underlying assumption... that Johnson really doesn’t have any choice but to do a deal — he’s b… https://t.co/Qy2cce1rC1https://t.co/7OtnfMjpVeUK and Japan scheduled to sign their free trade agreement tomorrow Presumably the text will then be published In… https://t.co/1t4lEaWvk9"the Internal Market Bill... a constitutional irritant with both international and internal ramifications" -… https://t.co/yVnl4riaEU
10/22
2020
"Getting the talks back on track was tough. Securing a deal is the real challenge" https://t.co/fUoPXQulZJThe Brexit talks are back on. Here's a quick reaction to what both sides have agreed following the talks about talk… https://t.co/OolPp9GPGL
Retweeted by David PhinnemoreThe #Protocol & #Brexit give rise to an array of yet more 'opportunities for solutions' when it comes to… https://t.co/tgHbi6c08f
Retweeted by David PhinnemoreQuite the extraordinary intervention from the usually sedate world of Channel Islands politics (And I love the sud… https://t.co/ZEK3bs7Lhd
Retweeted by David PhinnemoreNo. 10: “We note with interest that [Barnier] has commented in a significant way on the issues behind the current d… https://t.co/ia6XnlaS0ABarnier: "We will seek the necessary compromises *on both sides* in order to do our utmost to reach an agreement an… https://t.co/2aKD4Kdgj3Šefčovič: "the Withdrawal Agreement [and so the NI Protocol] must be respected... at the last Joint Committee... we… https://t.co/3qHTM6RNdu"The British, even political observers, appear tired, almost disinterested [in Brexit]" "[Even] the prospect of a… https://t.co/s6KLp0FreZ"growing concerns the UK is planning to walk away from taking part in Horizon Europe "UK officials and science pol… https://t.co/xcCcuNtzDe'Brussels has proposed that non-UK/non-EU content be limited to 45 per cent of the car, a figure ACEA wants pushed… https://t.co/HMA9l7DFZE“another illustration that implementing Brexit is not a linear problem but a multi-dimensional jigsaw” -… https://t.co/djc5idncKTRemember this from January 2017: "The first objective is crucial. We will provide certainty wherever we can. "I… https://t.co/NujavaLqTuJohnson: “It is vital that everybody on this call takes seriously the need to get ready, because whatever happens .… https://t.co/lUYcML3pv5
10/21
2020
For all the Brexit noise over the last week, the fundamentals haven't changed much. There are four conditions that… https://t.co/FEwW1MFiND
Retweeted by David Phinnemore'Following the latest call... [Barnier] wrote on Twitter: “My message: we should be making the most out of the litt… https://t.co/NNMEkLU35Thttps://t.co/ztqRCl9r7SUK statement on yesterday's UK-EU Joint Committee meeting Interesting line - and one not used by Gove in his state… https://t.co/YTEqu15zQrAnd, how's the UK Internal Market bill getting on in the House of Lords?https://t.co/CFKNUpNSrC"Bets are now on... over whether EU-UK talks will resume, come the end of the week, or next week at the latest, or… https://t.co/BTEHmz5aNLMore recently: "If the Bruges Privileges are a matter of public international law, they are most certainly no lon… https://t.co/phe6i4Q8nUUK officials back in 1963 reacted to such a claim with amusement, but according to PRO files "their merriment ended… https://t.co/kWDdFtZRhj"A first legal analysis indicates that — should no agreement be found between the EU and the United Kingdom on acce… https://t.co/MNaDsrfMLD'The new role... draws on Brexiters’ twin belief in UK exceptionalism but also that leaving the EU was the shock th… https://t.co/a91sEr7lPgFrost: “The EU still needs to make a fundamental change in approach to the talks and make clear it has done so. We… https://t.co/QRFF3XNW9z
10/20
2020
@amiskimmon @HAPPatQUB @AcadSocSciences Thank you Alister! I’m delighted and honoured to have been nominated and fo… https://t.co/IvahQLCqLp'A senior EU diplomat described the current impasse in negotiations as "pantomime", saying: "On any rational calcul… https://t.co/00b7GGskmv"There might not be a firm commitment from the U.K. to keep talking trade yet — but neither have the Brits walked o… https://t.co/6xmYu9b1FiAnd how does it intend, if implementing the Protocol in full, to ensure 'the people of Northern Ireland... will not… https://t.co/krGl5aseIMSo full implementation of the Protocol... so the people of Northern Ireland can be given the fundamental legal assu… https://t.co/p67EjsOPUA"The UK reiterated its commitment to implementing the Protocol in full so the people of Northern Ireland can be giv… https://t.co/3pBBfbGstPUK statement on today's UK-EU Joint Committee meeting Interesting line - and one not used by Gove in his statement… https://t.co/P7G2XMnlIUhttps://t.co/5E0Z0VakdmNo. 10 "The UK continues to believe there is no basis to resume talks unless there is a fundamental change of appro… https://t.co/smPp5h7WM0'EU agrees to intensify talks on post-Brexit deal.... But Downing Street said there was no basis to return to the t… https://t.co/TWFgpJRJPzHere’s an #update on where things stand with N.Ireland when it comes to pressing issues on the #Brexit front, i.e.… https://t.co/0t1z9IlVcv
Retweeted by David PhinnemoreUK statement on today's UK-EU Joint Committee On NI Protocol: "We acknowledged the EU’s concerns about appropriate… https://t.co/NLcfI1v8ix"The EU will continue to negotiate and will continue to hold firm on the level playing field. Although the EU will… https://t.co/E72GVluQ1a
Retweeted by David PhinnemoreThe joint chair of the EU-UK Joint Committee @MarosSefcovic has told @rtenews the EU was "ready to work until the l… https://t.co/X7fSdwWlb2
Retweeted by David PhinnemoreOn EU officials working alongside UK officials, looks like we could be heading back to a variant of what was origin… https://t.co/zLZBWolGd2"Sources say both sides have looked at ways to compromise on these issues, and that engagement would intensify, esp… https://t.co/h5PwwsnyO5- work being advanced on ensuring that NI traders have correct VAT numbers and IT system to access EU's VAT system… https://t.co/7sChk3xFBg- intensified schedule of meetings with Specialised Committee meet twice before next Joint Committee meeting in mid… https://t.co/0x9vTyl7agMore reporting on today's Joint Committee discussions on implementing NI Protocol - EU reported as seeking to hav… https://t.co/Sm0kMDCoyIBREAKING: The EU is seeking to have some 15 customs + veterinary staff working alongside UK officials at NI ports t… https://t.co/w17UkTJhRk
Retweeted by David Phinnemore @nickgutteridge All relative: "Today's meeting demonstrated the political will to move at pace on both sides. This… https://t.co/plDxxNRQJS @RTS_Gamer321098 No. Tunnel would be for negotiations on UK-EU agreement."The EU reiterated that it is ready to work with the UK to find solutions at full speed and within the framework of… https://t.co/FqaD6L6LgxYet: "This is necessary as, despite some progress, much work remains to be done by the UK, in particular with rega… https://t.co/WNtN21jtokNo mention of UK Internal Market bill. And "Today's meeting demonstrated the political will to move at pace on both sides"- exemption of agricultural subsidies from State aid rules, "Both teams were given clear political direction in t… https://t.co/ynF2OxyVld"Šefčovič also recalled his strong concerns regarding the lack of progress on the decisions that need to be taken b… https://t.co/Z7MFZPhulu"The EU side also strongly reiterated the need for the UK to substantially accelerate work on all necessary measure… https://t.co/PlbezzFfJjOn NI Protocol "EU informed the UK that the Commission had adopted a decision to give the UK access to the necessa… https://t.co/FBzGkr6LZk
10/19
2020

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