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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.


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.


“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.”


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