Europe Could Welcome ‘United Ireland’ to Post-Brexit EU
Break up or make up? As the U.K. prepares for the 2019 split, the Irish government is seeking an official EU declaration that Northern Ireland could automatically re-enter the bloc if it votes to reunite with the Republic of Ireland. While such language is already embedded in the Good Friday Agreement, the move’s a politically sensitive one, as Scottish politicians demand another independence referendum and concern grows that Brexit could trigger the breakup of the United Kingdom. EU officials will discuss the matter at a summit this weekend.