Removing the highest court in Europe from the Brexit protocol is ‘an impossibility’ – POLITICO

Turning the European Court of Justice into a Brexit “bogeyman” threatens Northern Ireland’s place in the EU’s single market for goods, and removing it from the protocol treaty is “an impossibility”, according to leading figures of the EU. European Commissioner for Financial Services Mairead McGuinness and EU Ambassador to the UK João Vale de Almeida … Read more

EU unity faces fresh test in Northern Ireland’s Brexit row – POLITICO

LONDON – A move by the British to suspend the post -Brexit Northern Ireland protocol could pose a major test of European unity. The protocol, which aims to avoid the need for a land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the south, has long been the most difficult Brexit conundrum. The … Read more

British ‘threats’ to ditch the Brexit protocol make it harder to fix – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. DUBLIN – Recurring British threats Activating Article 16 and withdrawing from the post-Brexit protocol in Northern Ireland is making it difficult to find practical solutions and stoking broader trade tensions, European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič warned on Thursday. The Commission’s point man on post-Brexit relations with the … Read more

UK delays controls on EU imports again – POLITICO

LONDON – The UK has postponed the introduction of EU import controls for the second time, and now expects they won’t be fully implemented until July 1, 2022. Although Britain left the EU single market late last year, the UK government staggered the introduction of controls on imported products such as food to allow companies … Read more

Irish protocol dispute risks damaging long-term EU relations – POLITICO

Failure to resolve a dispute over customs rules in the Irish Sea could damage UK-EU cooperation for decades to come, Britain’s Brexit Minister Lord Frost warned on Saturday. “I am concerned that this process is capable of generating a kind of cold mistrust between us and the EU that could spread through the relationship,” Frost … Read more

Boris Johnson’s fake sausage war – POLITICO

Paul Taylor, Contributing Editor of POLITICAL, write the column “Europe At Large”. PARIS – Some things never change. Even after leaving the European Union and opting for a minimal free trade agreement rather than closer association with its continental cousins, Britain is once again embarking on a bogus war with Brussels. British Prime Minister Boris … Read more

Hungary loses Norwegian funding as rule of law concerns intensify – POLITICO

Hungary formally lost access this week to more than € 200 million in grants from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein amid growing concern over the country’s democratic backsliding. The move It came after Hungary was unable to reach an agreement with the three countries, the only non-EU members of the European Economic Area, on how the … Read more

Ursula von der Leyen rejects UK call to consider changes to Brexit deal ‘seriously’ – POLITICO

Boris Johnson urged Ursula von der Leyen to “seriously” consider the latest UK proposals to change Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit protocol, as the European Commission president made it clear that Brussels is in no mood to renegotiate. . In a phone call Thursday morning with von der Leyen, the UK prime minister argued that the current … Read more

Brussels will not allow Brexit to ruin its summer holidays – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. The UK is pushing for a big Brexit restart, but don’t expect Brussels to sideline its summer plans. Britain’s David Frost explained his latest proposal to reform Northern Ireland’s divorce protocol on Wednesday. However, although the UK spoke harshly, the EU’s response was polite: “Well, we will talk, … Read more

UK Brexit Minister Pressures EU to Review Northern Ireland Trade Rules

LONDON – The UK and the EU “cannot continue as we are” in Northern Ireland after Brexit, the British minister in charge of implementing last year’s deal said on Wednesday. Cabinet Office Minister David Frost told the House of Lords that the UK government had concluded that Britain could justify the overriding arrangements for Northern … Read more