Brexit Threats Not Helpful In Solving N.Ireland Problems, Says EU
The European Union warned Britain that triggering a safeguard clause in its Brexit deal governing trade with Northern Ireland was “not helpful” and the country should instead pursue solutions. “I don’t think that that is the first approach, we should try and find solutions. I think threats are not helpful and I think Article 16 is used in very extreme circumstances,” EU financial services commissioner Mairead McGuinness said. Article 16 of the Northern Irish protocol, which covers post-Brexit trade between Britain and Northern Ireland, details so-called safeguard measures, which allow either party to take unilateral action if there is an unexpected negative effect arising from the agreement.
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