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European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic urged London on Friday to conclude a deal to allow medicines to flow easily from Britain to Northern Ireland as well as other issues concerning trade to the British province.
The European Commission vice president has suggested the EU could act unilaterally to guarantee the supply of medicines from GB to Northern Ireland.
Downing Street said late last night the UK government is prepared to consider tearing up elements of Northern Ireland’s Brexit deal, despite a Cabinet minister insisting the option would not be used before Christmas.
"Especially the type as the UK has proposed it, negotiated it, and signed the agreement up on it with us.”
The European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič has accused the UK's Brexit Minister, Lord David Frost, of "political posturing".
The EU is being as 'flexible as possible' on Northern Ireland protocol negotiations, a top European official has said. / But European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic issued a trade warning to the UK.
Brussels has warned the UK government that its Brexit trade deal is "intrinsically linked" to enforcing the Northern Ireland border protocol.
The European Union is awaiting a firm counterproposal from the United Kingdom to ease a standoff over how to deal with Britain’s departure from the bloc.
Business chiefs and economists say huge disruption lies ahead if Downing Street triggers Article 16.
European affairs minister says British government out of step with preserving peace with protocol threats.
Talks aimed at avoiding a trade war take place in ‘gloomy atmosphere’.
The Irish Government held high level discussions this week with the Biden administration over UK plans to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.
European Union governments agreed on the need for "robust" action against Britain if London follows through on its threat to escalate a post-Brexit trade dispute, EU diplomats said on Wednesday.
Brussels chief says US president agrees Britain should not ditch post-Brexit protocol.
Former PM brands mooted UK policy ‘absurd’.
The former prime minister made to the warning to Boris Johnston as talks between the EU and UK continue.
Maroš Šefčovič says Brussels has seen no concessions from UK side in Northern Ireland protocol dispute.
Britain and the EU appear on the brink of a trade war after Brussels accused Boris Johnson of lacking sincerity in negotiations over Northern Ireland’s future. After the latest talks, the EU commissioner Maroš Šefčovič said that despite Brussels’ attempts to find a compromise, 'we have seen no move at all from the UK side'.
The European Union said on Friday that Britain had made no move to seek a compromise on post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland and cautioned London against triggering emergency unilateral provisions in the Brexit deal.
Europe’s top Brexit negotiator has warned of “serious consequences” if the UK makes good on its threat to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol amid an ongoing row with Brussels over how goods can be shipped between the territory and the UK mainland.
Government should lift ‘veil of secrecy’ as big decisions are made about protocol, says shadow NI secretary.
So what is the ECJ, what is its role in the protocol and what are the possible alternatives?
Brussels was “preparing for the worst” over Brexit on Wednesday after the UK signalled the EU’s offer to scrap up to 80 per cent of checks on goods entering Northern Ireland was not enough to resolve the bitter dispute over the Irish border.
Maroš Šefčovič attempts to end tussle at press conference but ‘big gap’ remains to UK’s demands.
Businesses say bloc has listened and gone ‘beyond expectations’, increasing their hopes of a deal.