EU secures a significant agreement on access to UK IT systems, Sefcovic cannot control his excitement.

EU secures a significant agreement on access to UK IT systems, Sefcovic cannot control his excitement.

The two parties said that the discussions produced a “new basis” for discussions over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The UK and EU have secured a significant deal regarding the EU’s access to UK IT systems, opening the door for future discussions on contentious post-Brexit arrangements.

Maros Sefcovic, the vice president of the European Commission, and James Cleverly, the foreign secretary of the United Kingdom, were seen looking at the agreement papers laughing in photos that were made public after the meeting.

The two countries have been at odds over the protocol since October 2021. Early yesterday, Mr Cleverly and Mr Sefcovic met in London for a “cordial and constructive” discussion.

In order to prevent a hard border in Ireland after Brexit, the protocol was approved as part of the divorce agreement.

Because a border was inadvertently drawn between Great Britain and Northern Ireland across the Irish Sea, it has drawn criticism while yet allowing Northern Ireland to stay in the EU’s single market for goods.

They said that the Biden administration is “desperate” to resolve the dispute before the Good Friday Agreement’s anniversary.

According to the source, the Biden administration is “applying pressure” on the EU to reach an agreement by April 2023, which is 25 years after the Good Friday Agreement was struck.

“I know the US President wants a lap of honour on Ireland with the 25th anniversary”, therefore, I believe this evaluation of the US stance is “on the money,” DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr told Express.

“We have told the USA and UK it won’t happen unless [the protocol] is sorted,” he said.
Mr Paisley Jr also cautioned that the UK’s approach is “spectrum apart” from the EU’s concept of “sorted.”

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