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I can't imagine there's going to be much enthusiasm in Ireland for bearing the costs of Brexit. It's bad enough bearing the costs of their aversion to Schengen.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 10:35:11 AM EST
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But I still get the feeling that analysing the thrashing about of a wounded government trying to implement an impossible project is something of a waste of time.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 10:38:38 AM EST
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increasingly that's my feeling.

It's kinda like looking at what Trump does and imagining there's a strategy there .. somewhere

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 04:03:25 PM EST
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Who gets to keep the tariffs collected at border crossing points, the EU or Ireland, and if the EU, can Ireland deduct the cost of collection?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 11:16:07 AM EST
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Afaik, the member states bears the costs and gains the incomes from borders. At least, I have never heard it mentioned otherwise regarding the Swedish-Norwegian border, or the incomes of the European union.
by fjallstrom on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 11:36:52 AM EST
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Wiki:EU "own" resources funding of budget
Traditional own resources[21] are taxes raised on behalf of the EU as a whole, principally import duties on goods brought into the EU. These are collected by the state where import occurs and passed on to the EU. States are allowed to keep a proportion of the revenue to cover administration (20%[22]). The European Commission operates a system of inspectors to investigate the collection of these taxes in member states and ensure compliance with the rules. The effect of a state failing to collect these taxes is that other states will have to contribute more to the budget, so there is a potential conflict of interest on the part of the collecting authorities. Countries are liable to make good any loss of revenue due to their own administrative failure.


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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 12:21:55 PM EST
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"Countries are liable to make good any loss of revenue due to their own administrative failure."

This could become really contentious if the EU insists on 500Km land border.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 12:23:50 PM EST
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Some of which isn't even land (Foyle river, for example). How hard will they be to control?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 12:30:55 PM EST
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The UK is in the dock for that offence too. (March 2017)

UK faces €2bn fine over Chinese imports scam, say EU investigators

by oldremainmer48 on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 02:03:34 PM EST
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