Michael Barnier, who has been criticized for not respecting post-Brexit commitments, has warned the United Kingdom. “It’s important to sign, it does not do this in Northern Ireland today. , He told the Europress Association.
In the Irish question he recalled that the Union had already begun proceedings against the United Kingdom, saying, “Fishing (…) we (Channel Island) have a serious problem around the jersey, which I do not understand, but a question of bad will (…)”. “Undoubtedly, there will be consequences,” he hoped. Last week, dozens of French fishermen protested on a float in front of St Helier’s port in Jersey in protest of the fishing conditions set by London in the fish-rich waters off the coast of France, blaming Paris for not respecting the commitments made in the wake of Brexit.
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The European Commission has accused London of violating the Irish protocol contained in the withdrawal agreement signed at the end of 2019 after London unilaterally announced that it had extended controls on agro-food products from Great Britain in Northern Ireland.
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The protocol established these restrictions to prevent the return of basic facilities on the border between the British province and the Republic of Ireland, and until three decades of violent conflict, until 1998, Protestants and the United States favored the reunification of Ireland with Catholics.
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“We are very vigilant, and the British are aware of the fact that the new President of the United States is very vigilant about the peace situation in Ireland,” Barnier said.