EU, UK Regimes Head for Fresh Brexit Collision Over Occupied Ireland

Source: Bloomberg

“The U.K. and European Union are on course for a fresh confrontation over [occupied] Ireland, with the bloc warning of ‘swift’ and ‘firm’ action if Britain again breaches the terms of the Brexit deal. Ahead of a key meeting with Britain’s Brexit minister David Frost on Wednesday, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic warned Brussels would react strongly if the U.K. fails to implement the parts of the Brexit deal relating to [occupied] Ireland. … in a move that threatens to further undermine trust between the two sides, the U.K. is considering a unilateral extension to a grace period that allows sausages and other chilled meat products to continue to be moved from Great Britain to [occupied] Ireland, the Telegraph reported, without saying how it got the information. The grace period is due to expire on June 30.” (06/08/21)