Great Britain applied for die Suspension of the terms of the post-Brexit deal over Ireland

The British government called on Wednesday die European Union on die Application of customs regulations after Brexit in To suspend Northern Ireland until “significant changes” to the measures are negotiated, die in cause great tension in the British province.

UK Foreign Secretary for European Affairs David Frost said outside the House of Lords: “We believe we need to quickly agree on the freezing.”

Great Britain applied for die Suspension of the terms of the post-Brexit deal over Ireland

British Minister of State for European Affairs David Frost (archive)

In response to these comments refused die European Commission on Wednesday to “renegotiate” the protocol with the United Kingdom, according to a statement by European Commissioner Maros Sefcovic.

Sefcovic said die The EU is “ready to continue looking for innovative solutions within the framework of the protocol agreed with the British government”, “but we will not agree to renegotiation”.

In addition, Sefkovic indicated that he was ready to meet with David Frost as soon as possible to die To discuss matter.

The Northern Ireland Protocol, closely negotiated as part of the Brexit deal, which has separated Ireland from the United Kingdom by the sea since the 1st.

Customs control in the port of Belfast in Northern Ireland (archive)

Customs control in the port of Belfast in Northern Ireland (archive)

The aim of the protocol is die Carrying out controls between the county and the Republic of Ireland in the south to prevent and such die Restoration of a border between the two territories, die the peace in Northern Ireland could endanger after three decades of bloody violence.

But this bothers die Supplying the territory and sowing anger among trade unionists, die want Northern Ireland to remain part of the UK.

Banners on a Northern Irish port call for a rejection of the idea of ​​a maritime border between the province and the rest of the UK

Banners on a Northern Irish port call for a rejection of the idea of ​​a maritime border between the province and the rest of the UK

After London threatened to unilaterally block the deal through Article 16, London’s David Frost warned on Wednesday that die current situation “justifies” this, but admitted that “the time is not ripe”. In return, he called for renegotiations in order to arrive at a “new equation”.

“We just can’t go on like this,” said Frost outside the house of Lords and made British demands. “These proposals would require a fundamental change to the Northern Ireland Protocol,” so “we believe we need to come to an agreement quickly in order to die Deal.

On the European side, Maros Sivkovic recalled that the agreement on die Agreements for Northern Ireland are intended to “protect the Good Friday Agreement”, in Based on the 1998 agreement that ended three decades of bloody violence.

It’s about “peace and stability in Northern Ireland and die Avoid creating a border on the island of Ireland while maintaining the cohesion of the EU’s internal market, “he said.

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