London seeks repeal of Northern Ireland protocol; The European Commission says unilateral actions can erode mutual trust
The United Kingdom on Monday (13 June 2022) introduced a new law to change Northern Ireland’s protocol, the most controversial part of its exit from the European Union (EU). The project was criticized by the trade committee.
The new text proposes an exemption from tariffs and taxes on British goods going to Northern Ireland.
During the Brexit negotiations, the treaty with the EU stipulated that there would be no checkpoints and checkpoints on the border between Northern Ireland (owned by the UK) and the Republic of Ireland (part of the EU). In this shift, the government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ignores the bilateral agreement.
According to Johnson, the changes are legal and “Relatively trivial”. EU officials accuse him of violating international agreement.
UK Foreign Secretary Lis Truss on Monday (June 13) passed a new law “Put an end to an unsustainable situation”, Which causes Northern Irish to be treated differently from the rest of England. According to Truss, the British government will remain open to negotiations until the EU accepts the changes.Deep”In ethics.
The European Union (EU) says it is open to talks but has not made any progress. Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Covini called for the move.Violation of British obligations under international law”.
Maros Shefkovic, vice-president of the European Commission, said the European Union had also proposed.Solutions ” That’s it “Unilateral actions” like this “It destroys mutual trust”.
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