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The EU and the UK say they’re ‘fully committed’ to implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol.   It’s after their negotiators met in London last night and had a ‘frank but constructive discussion’.   They’re promising to address problems the new checks on goods have caused for businesses in the North.…

A North West MEP has strongly criticised the European Commission’s recent proposed triggering of Article 16 of the Northern Irish protocol. During a debate in the European Parliament on the EU’s vaccination strategy, President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said mistakes had been made and that she deeply…

A system contained within a proposed trade deal between the EU and Canada is causing concern among a number of community groups. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has within it what’s called an ‘Investor Court System’. Spokesperson for Love Leitrim, Jamie Murphy, says the fear is if the…

British and EU negotiators will hold talks next week on the Northern Ireland protocol, to try to end a dispute.   The Taoiseach says the EU caused ‘political mayhem’ by its decision to trigger part of the agreement last weekend, in a vaccine row.   Some checks at ports in…

Sinn Fein says the British Government’s step on Brexit must be opposed in Ireland and the EU.     The UK government has rejected demands to scrap draft legislation which undermines the withdrawal agreement.   The EU’s threatening legal action if it is changed, although the British government claims reforms…

Farmers could avail of a whole new farming sector in a bid to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. As part of a new EU initiative, the head of the European Commission climate division has told EU officials that they are drawing up plans for a new scheme to incentivise farmers…

Businesses in the north west and border region are ignoring warnings to implement ‘Brexit ready measures ahead of a possible exit from Europe by the UK.   It’s emerged that 58,000 businesses still do not have an Economic Operators Registration Number with only 3 weeks to go until a potential…