Slovak diplomat who is the EU’s post Brexit negotiator
Northern Irish firms will almost certainly lose access to the EU single market if Boris Johnson’s legislation to tear up much of the Northern Ireland Protocol becomes law, EU vice president Maroš Šefčovič has said.
The EU will not accept the UK’s suggestion that goods crossing the Irish Sea to stay in Northern Ireland should do so without any additional bureaucracy, EU vice president Maroš Šefčovič has indicated.
The UK Government has expressed “disappointment” over a decision by the European Union to launch fresh legal action in response to its plans to unilaterally scrap parts of the NI Protocol.
Northern Ireland has so much to be proud of. Businesses here set the standard in the industries of the future such as fintech. Clean innovation is thriving, whether it is in building the world’s largest offshore tidal generator or the world’s first hydrogen-powered buses. Smash hit shows like Game of Thrones are filmed across Northern Ireland, demonstrating its unique cultural influence.
SDLP minister Nichola Mallon has said she is “frustrated and angry” at the continued threats to the stability of Stormont after Sir Jeffrey Donaldson welcomed a pledge from the Foreign Secretary to suspend parts of the post-Brexit deal if agreement cannot be reached with the European Union.
The chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Simon Hoare MP, hopes new Brexit Minister Liz Truss will be “better at doing the politics” than her predecessor Lord Frost as he could “start a row in an empty room”.
Customs checks special offer: 50% off. The EU made a significant move this week, albeit one signalled for several months. But as nationalists and others bought in, half a sea border remained very much a sea border for many unionists.
Nine months after the Irish Sea border was erected, there is emerging a picture of how this conundrum which has bedevilled the UK and EU for years might be resolved. If the apparent shape of that resolution endures, it will be an archetypal Northern Irish political fudge which fully pleases no one and brings its own quandaries.
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