3.2 C
Ireland
Sunday, November 28, 2021

EU accused of ignoring political, economic and identity sensitivities in Northern Ireland

UK Brexit Minister David Frost has accused the European Union of behaving without regard for the political, economic or identity sensitivities in Northern Ireland.

He further accused the EU of destroying cross-community consent as a result of applying an overly-strict enforcement of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

-AD-

The accusations came after the EU and UK put forward proposals to address the disputes over the protocol.

“We must return to the protocol and deliver a more robust, and more balanced, outcome than we could in 2019,” Frost said.

Frost said the 2017 EU-UK joint report – which set the terms for the Brexit process – was a result of the UK failing to make “the necessary mental shift from being a member of the EU to negotiating exit from the EU”.

-AD-

He further claimed it was as a result of the extreme weakness of the UK Government after the June 2017 election.

Frost then went on to say that the enforcement of the Northern Ireland Protocol “has begun to damage” the Good Friday Agreement.

IMAGE -“Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President” by European Parliament is licensed under CC BY 2.0

POPULAR

Gardaí respond to violent outbreak ahead of FAI final

Gardaí have responded to an outbreak of violence that occurred in the Irishtown area of Dublin ahead of the FAI final at...

Coalition leaders to meet NPHET over Covid-19 situation

The coalition leaders of Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan are due to meet the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET)...

People must double down on public health measures – Ryan

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has called on the public to double down on health measures amid uncertainty over the new Omicron variant....

Omicron variant likely already in Ireland, says health expert

A public health expert has said the new Covid-19 variant is likely already in Ireland. Professor Anthony Staines said...
Ireland
overcast clouds
3.2 ° C
3.2 °
3.2 °
98 %
1.7kmh
86 %
Sun
3 °
Mon
9 °
Tue
10 °
Wed
8 °
Thu
4 °