E.U has warned that it will deploy a whole battery of measures if the UK makes its own changes to a trade accord for Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland Protocol was agreed between the E.U and U.K in 2019 as part of the UK’s deal to exit the EU.
The UK government now wants changes, to ease trade with Northern Ireland, where the deal has caused a political row.
The EU Commission says it opposes “unilateral actions contradicting an international agreement”.
Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic warned that if the UK government went ahead with a law changing the protocol, “the EU will need to respond with all measures at its disposal”.
There is speculation the dispute could lead to a damaging EU-UK trade war.
Credit: BBC

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