During negotiations on the UK`s planned withdrawal from the European Union in 2019, the EU produced a position paper on its concerns about the UK`s support for the Good Friday Agreement during Brexit. The position paper addresses, inter alia, the avoidance of a hard border, North-South cooperation between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the birthright of all inhabitants of Northern Ireland (as defined in the Agreement) and the common travel area.   Anyone born in Northern Ireland who is therefore entitled to an Irish passport under the Good Friday Agreement can retain EU citizenship even after Brexit.  As part of the European Union`s Brexit negotiating directives, the UK was asked to convince other EU members that these issues had been raised in order to move to the second phase of Brexit negotiations. .