By Francesca Gillett Published 37 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Brexit The EU has gone the extra mile by offering a fix to the row about trade in Northern Ireland, a senior EU official has said. João Vale de Almeida – who is the EU’s ambassador to the UK – told the BBC the bloc’s proposals were “unprecedented”. The EU has suggested changing part of the Brexit deal that specifically covers Northern Ireland. Both sides agree it has problems. The UK and EU will now hold three weeks of talks to discuss the suggestions. When the Brexit deal was agreed less than two years ago, the two sides signed up to the Northern Ireland Protocol – the part that aimed to stop checks along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Instead, the trade checks take place when goods arrive into Northern Ireland from Great Britain. But two years on, both sides admit there are problems with the protocol. The UK says the current arrangement imposes too many barriers, and the EU recognises it has caused problems for businesses in Northern Ireland. Their suggested solutions differ, however, with the UK… Read full this story
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