Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Monday that the European Union was ready to discuss talks with Britain to resolve the issues in the Northern Ireland trade dispute, but the current Northern Ireland Protocol Treaty must remain in force, writes Reuters.
“It’s about meeting the demands of Northern Ireland as a whole. Let’s not forget that Northern Ireland voted against Brexit, “he said at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, at which he said his counterparts had asked him to update on the situation with London.
“But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to take other positions. This is the approach we need to take, not the threats of unilateral action, which are deeply useless, “he said of Britain’s calls for a breach of protocol with Northern Ireland.