There has been a 'change in tone' from the UK in the latest round of talks on the Northern Ireland Protocol, the EU has said
The EU's Maros Sefcovic says Brussels is 'working around the clock' to find a solution and both sides will 'intensify' their discussions. The UK says there 'remains significant gaps to be bridged'.
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Providing a summary of the ground covered in Friday's talks, the spokesperson said:"He [Lord Frost] noted that, as set out to the House of Lords on 10 November, it remained the UK's preference to find a consensual way forward, but that Article 16 safeguards were a legitimate part of the protocol's provisions.Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 0:18 October: Frost says still a 'big gap' between UK and EU "Lord Frost also underlined the need to address the full range of issues the UK had identified in the course of discussions, if a comprehensive and durable solution was to be found that supported the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and was in the best interests of Northern Ireland.08 GMT Ireland’s minister for European Affairs has said that a “tough guy approach” when it comes to Northern Ireland will lead to disaster, adding that threats to suspend the Northern Ireland protocol represented the first time the UK government has been out of step with the international consensus on preserving peace and stability in Northern Ireland in 25 years."In this context, although talks had so far been conducted in a constructive spirit, Lord Frost underlined that in order to make progress, it was important to bring new energy and impetus to discussions.4 per cent." The protocol is a key part of the Brexit withdrawal deal struck between London and Brussels and is designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.He said: “We have a situation where we have the US putting pressure on the British government, the EU united in one voice with concern about Northern Ireland, Ireland concerned about Northern Ireland.As part of the arrangement, Northern Ireland remains under some EU rules and there are checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain.30am.
But having negotiated and signed up to the arrangement, the UK has now put forward proposals to change it.“We want very close relations with the British government and good cooperation, we want to be singing off the same hymn sheet.And a whopping 532, 238 Brits received their third booster - meaning almost 20 per cent of people over the age of 12 have been jabbed three times.Follow the Daily podcast on.
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