2.6 C
Ireland
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Serious headway needed over the next week on the Northern Ireland Protocol – EU

The European Union has said “serious headway” is needed over the next two weeks on negotiations on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic said there has been a change in tone with the UK during the latest round of negotiations.

-AD-

Following the latest round of negotiations in London today, Sefcovic said: “We can and must arrive at the agreed solution that Northern Ireland truly deserves.”

“That is also why I raised forcefully that we need to make serious headway in the course of next week.”

“This is particularly important as regards the issue of medicines,” he continued.

-AD-

“An uninterrupted long-term supply of medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland is the protocol-related issue on everyone’s mind in Northern Ireland.”

“I acknowledge and welcome the change in tone of discussion with David Frost today, and I hope this will lead to tangible results for the people in Northern Ireland.”

POPULAR

First US omicron case detected in California

The first confirmed case of the new omicron Covid-19 variant in the United States has been detected in California.

NPHET considers mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is considering making vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers. The issue was raised...

Increase in primary school children contracting Covid-19

The number of primary school children contracting Covid-19 rose again last week. Last week, 6,077 five to twelve-year-olds tested...

Face masks ‘absolutely not required’ during PE or school yard breaks

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said it will be "absolutely not required" for children to wear face masks during PE or...
Ireland
overcast clouds
2.6 ° C
3.5 °
1.9 °
89 %
2.8kmh
86 %
Thu
7 °
Fri
10 °
Sat
5 °
Sun
5 °
Mon
7 °