Brussels rejects Britain's call for renegotiation of the BREX agreement
The European Commission has officially rejected today the invitation of the United Kingdom to renegotiate the Brexit "divorce " agreement, regarding the protocol for Northern Ireland regarding the trade rules for this piece of land that belongs to London, but is located on the island of Ireland.
The issue is complicated, because in order to maintain peace in this region where there has historically been ethnic conflict, it is imperative that there be no land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. On the other hand, the EU finds it impossible to accept that products that do not comply with its regulations can enter from this region into Ireland and consequently the EU and demands that Britain establish an internal maritime border between the British Isles and Northern Ireland. . This scenario is not accepted by London which sees this as the first step towards Belfast independence and unification with the rest of the Irish island.
This morning, British Minister for BREXIT David Frost called for a "new balance" and threatened Brussels with unilateral action if it does not accept a new negotiation.
Immediate was the response of the Vice President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic who said: "We take into account the statement made by Lord Frost today. However we do not agree on a renegotiation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. This does not mean that we will not work for creative solutions to find a compromise, always within the framework of the Protocol. "
Sefcovic added that Frost and Johnson agreed on the details of the Protocol when the general agreement on BREXIT was reached and the fact that they want to review it shows a lack of seriousness, reiterating that the EU position does not change.