Amid Lord Frost's threats to use Article 16 of the Protocol, EU diplomats only signed off on a new raft of provisions on Monday following tense dis
Amid Lord Frost’s threats to use Article 16 of the Protocol, EU diplomats only signed off on a new raft of provisions on Monday following tense discussions. The new provisions, named as a “green lane” for certain goods such as British sausages, will be unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday evening by Maros Sefcovic. EU officials will then travel to London on Thursday for talks with Lord Frost and his team.
Such was the massive climbdown from the EU, one diplomat claimed it had “left blood on the floor” within the bloc, Playbook reports.
Although “national identity goods” will now be allowed in Northern Ireland, Lord Frost also called for the role of the European Court of Justice to be removed.
It is thought this element is a red line for Brussels and Mr Sefcovic.
In his speech on Tuesday, Lord Frost warned: “We will obviously consider the EU proposals seriously, fully, and positively.
“But – I repeat – if we are going to get to a solution we must, collectively, deliver significant change.”
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