United Kingdom – Q&A (23 May 2022)


Q: The British Government has signaled its intention to introduce a bill in the next few weeks to modify the Northern Ireland Protocol. What is Paris’s message to the British authorities?

A: The European Union cannot agree to the United Kingdom unilaterally challenging the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. The European Union set out several areas of flexibility, strictly in accordance with the legal framework which we agreed and which was approved by both the European Union and the United Kingdom. We hope the UK will agree to continue dialogue.