Britain’s Secretary of State for Brexit David Frost stressed on Friday 15 October that the EU’s proposal on the Northern Ireland Protocol was not enough and that the bloc should change its oversight role over the EU. Court of Justice of the European Union.
In an interview with US outlet Politico, Frost noted that major changes are needed to solve the problems Brexit caused in Northern Ireland. “We are aware that the European Union is making efforts, but there is still a long way to go,” he said.
Frost noted that “the issue of protocol supervision” by the European Union’s Court of Justice “must be addressed seriously”.
He explained that the protocol was signed at an “exceptional” moment and that it was known that some of its elements could not be applied in practice.
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The European Union announced this week its proposal to amend some elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol signed as part of the Brexit agreement in 2020 to regulate trade relations between Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, a member of the European Union. .
The proposal includes, with elements to facilitate trade between the UK and Northern Ireland, a simplified trade approval process that facilitates the supply of food and reduces customs processes on products.
The UK argues that the protocol was hastily signed and calls for some changes to be allowed to the document to facilitate trade in some goods with Northern Ireland.
* Aisha Sandoval Laguna contributed to this note.
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