Ever since the UK left the EU’s single market on January 1st 2021, it has enjoyed a number of grace periods – essentially, time to adapt to the change in regulatory regimes. One such grace period concerned – you guessed it – sausages or to be more precise, ‘chilled meats’.
Since the beginning of last week, there have been violent clashes between rioters and the police in Northern Ireland. The riots, in which all kinds of objects, including masonry, fireworks and even petrol bombs were thrown at the police, seem to have started in the city of Londonderry. From there, they spread to other parts of Northern Ireland, including the capital of Belfast. According to local media, no less than 70 police officers have been injured within the span of just eleven days.
The European Commission announced on Monday that it has sent a letter of formal notice to the government of the UK for the violation of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as the good faith obligation, which is part of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. With this step, the Commission has started the infringement procedure, which might eventually bring the UK before the European Court of Justice – if it does not take the necessary actions to prevent this.
Etienne Ansotte – EC – Audiovisual Service In our latest piece on Brexit, we discussed the developments in the Brexit saga up until the second half of October. Since then, a lot has happened, so […]
Chris J Ratcliffe © European Union 2019 – Source : EP On Thursday, October 15th, EU leaders made a public statement on the Brexit negotiations. The next day, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson responded to […]