EU is Playing on UK's Territorial Problems

Northern Ireland will automatically join the EU in case of unification with the Republic of Ireland, EU officials said. Earlier, the EU supported Scotland's entry to the European Union in the event of its secession from the United Kingdom and included the territorial dispute between Madrid and London over Gibraltar in the Brexit negotiations.

On Saturday, April 29, EU leaders promised that if Northern Ireland decides to leave the UK and join the Republic of Ireland, it will automatically enter the EU.

This is not impossible. Such mechanism can be triggered under the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

The agreement was made in April 1998 as part of the Northern Ireland peace process. Among other things, it states that Northern Ireland would remain part of the United Kingdom until a majority both of the people of Northern Ireland and of the Republic of Ireland wished otherwise. Should that happen the British and Irish governments must implement that choice.

At the referendum on the withdrawal from the EU, most residents of Northern Ireland voted to stay.