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Chaos sees EU backtrack on plans for ‘hard vaccine border’, pledging Covid jabs won't be stopped from entering Northern Ireland


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Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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There was chaos in Brussels on Friday night after the EU Commission was forced to backtrack over plans to introduce a "hard vaccine border" in Ireland as part of a no-warning bid to ban EU vaccine exports to the UK.

The move followed hours of diplomatic chaos after it emerged the EU triggered an article of the Protocol which would have enabled the EU to place checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from the Republic to ensure no EU-manufactured vaccines were present.


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