Maros Sefcovic (Vice President of the European Commission) stated that the EU had made “significant” changes to try to find a solution and that this has not allowed the UK make concessions.
Brussels (European News).- Maros Sefcovic is the Vice President of the European Commission and was responsible for relations with the United Kingdom. He warned that if Britain does not honor its threat to suspend application of the protocol in Northern Ireland there will be serious consequences. He also accused London of failing to change its original position despite the fact that the European Union had made concessions in order to ease the public crisis.
Sevkovic, a British colleague who met in Brussels with David Frost, stated to reporters that the European Union had suggested “significant” changes as a way to find a solution. But, neither party was able to make a decision. There was no concession. U.K.
“The European Union took major steps but we haven’t seen any movement from the British side.” Sevkovic stated, calling the situation “disappointing” while calling on Boris to “again”. Johnson administration. Participate “honestly,” in the negotiations with European Group.
Three weeks ago, the UK and EU negotiating teams met alternately in London and Brussels to find “imaginative” ways to reach a consensus on how to apply the protocol.
This agreement, which was negotiated as part of the Brexit agreement, requires that the United Kingdom control goods that enter the single marketplace space from its Northern Ireland provincial to the European Union member Ireland. London, however, complained about the complexity and financial losses of this agreement to show its inability to comply since January.
The EU official said that his team had done everything possible to offer alternatives to preserve the stability and predictability of Northern Ireland. This included reducing the number and changing EU’s applicable rules. They are applied to medicines in order to avoid problems with supply in the UK.
However, Sevkovic stated that technical negotiations will continue, and he plans to go to London again to meet Frost a week later, Friday, November 12th, although he insists that “focusing on finding a solution is essential. It is important to get a solution as quickly as possible.
London’s vague threats for weeks to activate the terms and allow it to be suspended were answered by him.
Sevkovic stated that while we are hearing a lot about Article 16 at the moment, it is clear that activating it in order to negotiate a renegotiated deal will have serious consequences.
The Vice-Chairman of the Community specifically mentioned the risks of “instability and unpredictability” for citizens and companies in Northern Ireland, but also mentioned how it will “seriously” affect the general relationship between the EU and the UK.
Sefcovic pointed to the fact that using safeguards to allow one party to terminate an agreement would be “rejecting” European efforts to find a solution.