EU He said a “period of very intense debate” had begun, but suggested that the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) may not be included.
Removing the ECJ from the Brexit agreement has emerged as an important demand from the government to ease trade barriers between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.
However, the EU’s proposal to reduce bureaucracy in Irish trade fell short of the request of Sir Brexit, Minister of State, attending a meeting in Brussels.
European Commission spokeswoman Ariana Podesta argued that the EU’s proposed package last week was extensive and negotiations couldn’t go any further.
When asked if the ECJ would be included in this week’s talks, Podesta told reporters in Brussels: “We are following up on the package we proposed on October 13th. This is a wide range of packages.”
Sir Frost Maros Chef Chovic Vice-President of the European Commission, who has served as the EU’s post-Brexit negotiator.
“We have agreed that both sides will be involved intensively and constructively at both the professional and political levels,” Chef Chovic said in a statement from the Commission.
“The EU is trying to focus on the areas that are most important to Northern Ireland’s people and businesses, and where we can find a common foundation,” he added.
“A swift joint solution provides Northern Ireland with the stability, certainty and predictability it deserves, and ultimately protects the Good Friday Agreement in all respects.”
Brexit: Brussels suggests that negotiations do not include stripping EU judges from the NI Protocol
Source link Brexit: Brussels suggests that negotiations do not include stripping EU judges from the NI Protocol