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Irish FM-Unilateral UK Action On NIP Means Legal Action, Countermeasures

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Wires carrying comments from Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney stating that any unilateral UK action on the Northern Ireland protocol would mean EU legal action, with the possibility of countermeasures.

  • Speaking in Belfast, Coveney states that "The briefing that we've seen at the British media coming from Secretary Truss, and others has gone down really badly across the EU who believes that the commission has been showing a willingness to compromise". Adds that the EU-UK 'partnership' is not present.
  • Consistent language eminating from Brussels and Dublin warning the UK against any action that could damage the protocol, with increasingly less-veiled indications that the EU could impose countermeasures on UK trade in response to the UK jettisoning the protocol.
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Wires carrying comments from Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney stating that any unilateral UK action on the Northern Ireland protocol would mean EU legal action, with the possibility of countermeasures.

  • Speaking in Belfast, Coveney states that "The briefing that we've seen at the British media coming from Secretary Truss, and others has gone down really badly across the EU who believes that the commission has been showing a willingness to compromise". Adds that the EU-UK 'partnership' is not present.
  • Consistent language eminating from Brussels and Dublin warning the UK against any action that could damage the protocol, with increasingly less-veiled indications that the EU could impose countermeasures on UK trade in response to the UK jettisoning the protocol.