Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

EU and UK face talks over Northern Ireland flexibilities following Gove letter and vaccine row

The EU’s vice-president Maroŝ Šefčovič will travel to London next week for talks with the UK government to discuss six key demands London made on the implementation of the Withrawal Agreement’s Northern Ireland Protocol that would involve extending key deadlines for trade facilitations relating to Northern Ireland. The UK government …

Coronavirus response Latest news Northern Ireland

UPDATED – EU requires prior authorisation for APA vaccine exports – targeting mainly Britain

This article was updated on 30 January. The European Commission released a regulation submitting exports of vaccines covered by the European Union’s advanced purchase programme to an export license. The move comes days after Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced a ‘transparency’ mechanism for such exports as a row …

EU agreement implementation Northern Ireland Week in London column

Week in London: More than just teething problems, trade bill, agriculture commission, parliament oversight

An overview of key developments Businesses struggle to adapt to ‘new normal’ outside EU single market Pressure is continuing to pile up on the UK government as the costs of the non-tariff barriers created by Brexit become ever more evident. Agricultural and fisheries products have been worst hit, with new …