The European Union (EU) on Wednesday rejected a proposal by British Deputy Home Secretary David Frost to change part of the agreement on Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), according to News i Agency’s International Group.
According to the newspaper “IndependentFrost had called on the European Union to suspend parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol in the Bargaining Agreement.
However, European Commission Vice President Marus Sefkovic immediately rejected the request, saying that none of the various parts of the election agreement could be renegotiated.
“We are ready to look for a creative solution within the Northern Ireland Protocol that will benefit the different communities in Northern Ireland,” the Brussels official said. “However, we do not agree to renegotiate this protocol.”
According to the Northern Ireland Protocol in the Bargaining Agreement, this part of the UK remains part of the EU single market, and goods banned by Brussels cannot enter Northern Ireland from the UK.
This part of the Brexit agreement is designed to prevent the creation of a “hard border” between Northern Ireland, which is part of Britain, and the Republic of Ireland, which is part of the European Union.
Earlier, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Ireland, Simon Cavini, warned about the British approach to the agreement on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).
The Irish official said in response to a note from David Frost that the British approach would lead to “huge problems”.
The Irish Foreign Minister called the memorandum provocative and said that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intended to repeal the Protocol on Northern Ireland (part of Britain) in the Bargaining Agreement.
The Irish official also warned of political sensitivities in Northern Ireland, saying what needed to be done was for the EU and Britain to work together.
After an 11-month transition period, Britain finally withdrew from the Customs Union and the European Single Market on January 1, 2021. But on March 16 last year, the European Union announced that it had begun legal action against Britain for failing to comply with the terms of the election agreement.
Disputes over Gibraltar, the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, as well as customs disputes are among the complex issues between Britain and the European Union in the post-election period that have exacerbated tensions between the two sides.
Late last month, French President Emmanuel Macron met with the British Prime Minister on the sidelines of the G7 summit and stressed that relations between London and Paris would be restored if the British government kept its promises based on a full-fledged election agreement. To act.
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