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Brexit threats not helpful in solving N.Ireland problems, says EU

Brexit threats not helpful in solving N.Ireland problems, says EU
Brexit threats not helpful in solving N.Ireland problems, says EU   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> – The European Union warned Britain on Sunday that triggering a safeguard clause in its Brexit deal governing trade with Northern Ireland was “not helpful” and the country should instead pursue solutions.</p> <p>“I don’t think that that is the first approach, we should try and find solutions. I think threats are not helpful and I think Article 16 is used in very extreme circumstances,” EU financial services commissioner Mairead McGuinness told the <span class="caps">BBC</span>’s Andrew Marr Show.</p> <p>Article 16 of the Northern Irish protocol, which covers post-Brexit trade between Britain and Northern Ireland, details so-called safeguard measures, which allow either party to take unilateral action if there is an unexpected negative effect arising from the agreement. </p> <p/> </div>