World The EU proposes to alleviate controls to reduce tensions in Northern Ireland
Will NI protocol talks lead to truce or trade war?
The EU is set to outline new proposals for the Northern Ireland Protocol, but tensions remain.It's not diplomats or politicians from any particular EU country who greet me like that these days. It's the reaction I get pretty much across the board.
B Ruxelles proposed Wednesday in London to alleviate controls on certain goods for Northern Ireland to reduce Tensions with the British province on supplies following the .
These proposals are our "sincere response to worries" in Northern Ireland, said the Vice-President of the Maros Sefcovic Commission, presenting the European offer.
The measure would concern "a wide range of merchandise fromand" consumed in Northern Ireland ", specifies a statement. It would have the effect of reducing the controls of about 80% and the customs formalities of 50%, creating a kind of "fast track" for these products, said the commissioner.
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Video: The EU offers controlling controls to reduce tensions in Northern Ireland (Le Figaro)
in exchange, to protect the integrity of the European internal market and ensure that These products do not enter, London should give guarantees, such as a label indicating that they are intended for sale "only" in theand a mechanism of "rapid reaction" to identify and solve problems, under pain of unilateral measures by Brussels.
The Commission is ready to engage "intensive discussions with thein order to achieve" a sustainable and joint solution as soon as possible ", specifies the Communiqué of the European Executive. A delegation from the Commission has Rendered to London Wednesday to present the European offer.
Mr Sefcovic must meet the British Secretary of Statefrom Friday in Brussels.
held responsible by London of supply difficulties in the British province , the implementation of the North Irish protocol, concluded in the context of the Treaty of Brexit, poisons for months the relations between London and Brussels.
13/10/2021 20:17:00 - Brussels (AFP) - © 2021 AFP
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