‘These aren’t concessions!’ says the narrator. The EU went the “additional mile” for new NI ideas, according to the ambassador.
According to the EU Ambassador to the UK, the EU has proposed new suggestions for the Northern Ireland Protocol in a “unprecedented” step.
The European Commission published changed recommendations to the NI protocol on Wednesday night in order to address concerns it was having.
In attempt to find a solution, EU Vice President Maros Sefcovic remarked that the EU “turned our rules upside down and inside out.”
Following Dominic Cummings’ assertions, the fresh recommendations have been made. Boris Johnson misunderstood the terms of the agreement and wanted to “dump” portions of it.
Joo Vale de Almeida, EU Ambassador to the UK, spoke on BBC Newsnight about the EU’s efforts to resolve the NI protocol’s issues.
“What we provided in Brussels is unprecedented, and it goes a long way,” he said.
“We went above and beyond to solve the issues in Northern Ireland caused by Brexit.”
The envoy went on to stress that the EU’s move should not be interpreted as a capitulation.
He added, “These are not concessions; these are proposals.”
“We have to follow through on what we agreed upon.”
Mr Vale de Almeida, on the other hand, is optimistic that the new plans will fix the concerns.
He stated, “I believe today is a fantastic day.”
“Today is a wonderful day for the United Kingdom-EU relationship… It’s also a fantastic day for Northern Ireland, in my opinion.” Spot checks on food crossing the Irish Sea will be reduced by 80% under the current ideas.
Prohibitions on chilled meats, like as sausages, would be lifted, as well as restrictions on carrying medications across the Irish Sea.
The idea was revealed by Maros Sefcovic, vice-president of the European Commission, on Wednesday afternoon.
“From political leaders to businesses and a cross-section of civic society, we have listened to, interacted with, and heard Northern Irish stakeholders,” he said.
“The answers we’ve provided are a direct and sincere response to their concerns.”