The European Union (EU) warned the United Kingdom this Friday (5) that the suspension of the post-Brexit trade agreement in Northern Ireland would have “serious consequences” for relations between former allies.
The two sides held a new round of high-level talks on Friday to resolve tensions arising out of the use of the protocol for Northern Ireland, amid British threats to suspend the deal.
After the shocking divorce from Brexit, London and Brussels signed an agreement on their trade relationship with Ireland at the end of 2020, which immediately began to create problems.
In that controversy, the EU relaxed restrictions, but British officials insisted that Article 16 of the agreement could be implemented if there were no further concessions, giving the parties the power to suspend the terms of the agreement.
Vice President of the European Commission Maros Sefkovic held a meeting with British Minister for Brexit David Frost in Brussels today.
Coming to the meeting, Frost said Britain did not want to implement Section 16 right now, but said the option was “on the table”.
At the end of the meeting, Sefcovic went straight on and warned that “enforcing Rule 16 to force a re-negotiation of the protocol will no doubt have serious consequences.”
Such action would be “serious for Northern Ireland because it would create instability and unpredictability”, and it would also “reject the EU’s efforts to find a consensus on relations between London and Brussels,” Chefkovic said. .
– ‘It’s disappointing’ –
According to Sefcovic, the EU has already made concessions, “but to date we have not seen any movement from the UK. This is disappointing and I urge the British government to work honestly with us, “he said.
In turn, a British government source in London expressed confidence in Frost Chefkovich at a meeting on Friday that “EU proposals do not effectively address fundamental difficulties in the implementation of the protocol.”
Therefore, Frost, who arrived at the meeting place in Brussels today, told reporters that there were still “significant differences” in the talks.
Faced with the situation, a European diplomat in the Belgian capital pointed out that the EU was already making preparations for the implementation of London Rule 16, but warned that there would be a “strong reaction” in Europe.
This reaction, according to the source, could even lead to the complete termination of the trade agreement between the EU and the UK, a catastrophic situation with unpredictable economic consequences.
Chefkov and Frost will meet again in London next week in another attempt to avoid secession.
At the same time, the UK and France have been embroiled in a heated debate over fishing rights, another by-product of agreements between London and Brussels.
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