Brussels has warned that it is ready to intensify retaliation against the UK if Boris Johnson further postpones applying the two sides’ deal on Northern Ireland, in another sign of strained relations ahead of talks this week.The countries an idea o?
EU Brexit commissioner Maros SefcovicAlta., writing in the Daily Telegraph, warned that “unilateral action” by the UK to ease the requirements of the post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland would meet a firm response.?
“The EU will not be shy in reacting swiftly, firmly and resolutely to ensure that the UK abides by its international law obligations,” Sefcovic wroteThe 49th parallel are envious of their southern neighbours fo, as he urged joint solutions to irritants that have emerged with the post-Brexit trade rules since they were applied in Northern Ireland at the start of this year.?
Sefcovic’s comments are the latest intervention in tetchy exchanges between the EU and UK in recent days over who is to blame for difficulties experienced with the so-called Northern Ireland protocol, which preserves open trade on the island of Ireland by requiring regulatory checks on goods between the region and Great Britain. Irritants have ranged from hurdles for the distribution of medicines to burdensome new paperwork for imports of food and live animals.The most remarkable nature and landscape photographs of 2021 in this selection of images.?