EU Craves New 'Clearing House' Body to 'De-Escalate' Brexit Tensions Over Northern Ireland | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

EU Craves New 'Clearing House' Body to 'De-Escalate' Brexit Tensions Over Northern Ireland

The Democratic Unionist party is planning to get rid of the Northern Ireland Protocol, part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, as it believes the clause undermines the country’s position within the United Kingdom with custom checks and border controls in the Irish Sea.

Tensions in Northern Ireland have been on the rise since the end of the Brexit transition period, so the European commission has decided to establish a new committee, dubbed a “clearing house”, to evaluate solutions to issues arising from the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol, the EC’s Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi? told MPs in Ireland’s lower chamber.

Speaking in front of lawmakers at Dáil’s European affairs committee, the official noted that the protocol’s introduction has been “administratively extremely challenging” but said that many of the arising issues were anticipated by UK and EU partners.

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