UK and EU negotiators are finalizing a provisional deal on post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland. Bloomberg reports. This means the two sides are very close to a final agreement after years of exploratory talks, sources said.
Negotiating parties have been working on the matter for weeks, and representatives are now very close to solutions. This also applies to customs clearance, government aid and health inspections of food and more.
Also Read | A possible breakthrough between the EU and London is the Irish border issue
While the details are almost sorted, there are still political differences on the matter. Especially when ruling the country. One of the sources said they were very complicated conversations.
Nevertheless, the negotiating parties hope to reach a final agreement within 10 days before the negotiations enter the final phase. If that is indeed the case, all the political parties concerned must agree to it. This means there is a risk that British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Northern Irish unionists or conservative Brexiteers will speak out against the plans, and the deal could still fall apart.
“Web specialist. Pop culture buff. Thinker. Foodaholic. Travel maven. Avid coffee junkie. Amateur tv advocate.”