UK Minister Michael Gov said on Monday (7 February) that the United Kingdom and the European Union should restore their relationship of trust, which has been erased after a dispute over the supply of vaccines for coronivirus. He specifically called for a “rectification” of the agreement covering post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland.
The relationship between the two blocks, which were already tense over years of gruesome Brexit negotiations, was able to reestablish a physical border between Ireland after the EU announced the inclusion of Northern Ireland in the vaccine export control mechanism. Have become. , A member of the EU and the British province of Northern Ireland.
While the Union quickly changed its position, the United Kingdom now hopes to capitalize on this misdeed, particularly by attempting to modify part of the trade-related withdrawal agreement with Northern Ireland. UK Minister for Coordination Michael Gov commented, “This is a time when trust has eroded, damage has been done and action must be taken to ensure this happens.”
He said that there are several issues (…), where we believe that the functioning of the protocol needs to be fixed to be effective in the interests of the citizens of Northern Ireland.
Northern Irish politicians have complained about the new rules, arguing that they are causing shortages in supermarkets and hampering delivery of goods. He therefore sought to abandon protocol over Northern Ireland.
The European Union and Britain, however, have agreed to “work intensively” to resolve these difficulties. Michael Gov hopes to try to find a solution this week by meeting with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic.