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00:05  12 april  2021
00:05  12 april  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Cars set on fire in Newtownabbey spark fears of further trouble in Northern Ireland

  Cars set on fire in Newtownabbey spark fears of further trouble in Northern Ireland Disturbances have broken out in Newtownabbey fuelling fears of another night of trouble ahead in Northern Ireland. Three cars were hijacked and set on fire in the loyalist O'Neill/Doagh Road area of Newtownabbey, on the outskirts of Belfast, on Saturday evening.A large crowd of onlookers gathered to watch the unrest unfold at the Cloughfern roundabout. Video footage showed cars being burned and a police van being targeted.The Police Federation for Northern Ireland has called for an end of the violence, saying people destroying their own communities is "not the way to protest or vent".

Relations between the European Union ( EU ) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ( UK ) date back to the foundation of the European Communities

The EU - UK Withdrawal Agreement . Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland . The Union 's Customs Code, for example, applies to all goods entering or exiting Northern Ireland . Necessary checks and controls must take place at Points of Entry on goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom or any other third country.

Great Britain-EU / Ireland: EU and United Kingdom approach an agreement on Ireland-press

April 11 (Reuters) - The United Kingdom and the European Union are progressing in their negotiations on how to apply post-Brexit trade rules in Northern Ireland, reports on Sunday Financial Times.

Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission for Relations with Britain, and his British counterpart David Frost could meet this week to examine this progress, adds the newspaper.

The strong involvement of the United Kingdom in the technical discussions on the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol supplies the hope that an agreement is concluded, adds the FT, citing diplomats and EU officials and officials .

The European Union officially opened an infringement proceeding against Great Britain, which it accuses violating the Brexit Agreement with unilateral amendments to the trade provisions on Northern Ireland.

This procedure is likely to lead to a fine but could put at least one year to achieve, which leaves the time to reach a negotiated solution. (Maria Ponnezhath, French version Benjamin Mallet)

UK to respond to EU legal action over Northern Ireland by mid-May .
London readying response to challenge from Brussels over alleged breach of the UK-EU Brexit divorce deal.The EU launched legal action against the former member UK in March for unilaterally changing trading arrangements for Northern Ireland that Brussels says are in breach of the Brexit divorce deal agreed with London last year.

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