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Northern Ireland rekindles tension between London and Brussels

2021-03-04T18:05:03.925Z

Britain postpones Ulster border controls for six months. The decision irritates the Twenty-Seven.



Months go by and tensions between the United Kingdom and the European Union over the implementation of Brexit do not subside.

Controls at the border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain - in accordance with the Northern Irish protocol signed by London and Brussels - are making headlines again.

On Wednesday, by deciding to postpone for six months the controversial controls on food products that were to be introduced this month, the British Prime Minister made matters worse with the Twenty-Seven.

This unilateral measure, which aims to ensure the proper supply of supermarkets in Ulster and to appease the elected Unionists who demand the abandonment of the protocol, according to the Minister of Northern Ireland of Boris Johnson, Brandon Lewis, "

as part of a pragmatic and proportional implementation of the Northern Irish Protocol

”.

The EU sees it in a whole new way.

For the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic, this gesture

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Source: lefigaro

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