Friday September 25, 2020

We need to have a more robust unification debate, starting now

There is much to be learned from the reunification of Germany, which, while largely positive, is still expensive and problematic 30 years later

1st March, 2020
Public debate continues in Germany about whether to keep the “solidarity tax”, which is still in place more than three decades after the Berlin Wall fell

A party of Eurosceptics wants the EU to actively support a united Ireland. The Economist recently argued that “Irish reunification is becoming likelier”, splashing an image of the whole island on its front cover. During the election campaign, Sinn Féin highlighted housing and health far more than its flagship issue, but a new phase of the united Ireland debate is beginning nonetheless.

Any new phase in that debate needs to be...

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