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Taoiseach speaks to European Commission president about pandemic and Brexit

Taoiseach speaks to European Commission president about pandemic and Brexit
Boris Johnson has congratulated Micheál Martin on his appointment as Taoiseach and promised to implement the Northern Ireland protocol that forms part of Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the EU. Downing Street the prime minister discussed coronavirus, the negotiations on Britain’s future relationship with the EU and global issues during a call with the Taoiseach on…

Boris Johnson has actually praised Micheál Martin on his appointment as Taoiseach and promised to carry out the Northern Ireland protocol that forms part of Britain’s withdrawal arrangement with the EU.

Downing Street the prime minister discussed coronavirus, the settlements on Britain’s future relationship with the EU and international issues throughout a call with the Taoiseach on Tuesday night.

” He highlighted the nearness of the relationship in between the UK and Ireland, and the two leaders dealt with to work closely to further strengthen links in between our countries. They also talked about the significance of cooperation on issues such as climate modification, particularly when Ireland takes a seat on the UN Security Council next year,” a Downing Street representative said.

” On coronavirus, the prime minister and Taoiseach agreed on the need for a sustainable economic recovery. They agreed to continue interacting to drive that recovery in the UK and Ireland.”

British and EU arbitrators are fulfilling in Brussels today for their preliminary of in person settlements for months. EU mediators have actually indicated their readiness to compromise on the problems of access to British fishing waters and “level playing field” dedications to ensure fair competitors by maintaining concurred standards on work rights, the environment and state aid.

Mr Johnson has called for an offer to be done by the end of the summer season, although he has actually not identified a firm due date and he informed the Taoiseach that Britain would not budge on its basic technique to the negotiations.

” On the UK’s departure from the EU, the prime minister stressed his decision to reach a contract as quickly as possible but emphasised that the UK’s basic principles will not alter, and discussed that the UK remains dedicated to executing the Northern Ireland protocol. The prime minister and Taoiseach looked forward to conference personally in the future,” the spokesperson stated.

European Commission

Mr Martin likewise spoke by telephone with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday afternoon in a call that covered the pandemic reaction, the upcoming EU budget settlements and Brexit, Federal government Buildings stated this afternoon.

In a tweet, Ms von der Leyen said she had a “good first call with Taoiseach” Micheál Martin

” We consented to work carefully together to make Europe more powerful, greener, more digital,” she said.

Ms von der Leyen stated the EU needed “fast contract” the EU’s covid recovery plan and “an enthusiastic partnership with UK that appreciates our principles” on Brexit.

Government Buildings validated that Mr Martin had also spoken to the EU’s chief Brexit mediator Michel Barnier, who informed him on the state of the ongoing Brexit settlements and the potential customers for an agreement in the autumn.

” They had excellent and efficient conversations,” the Government spokesperson said. She said the 2 males agreed that the EU needs to look for an agreement that was well balanced, but which reflected the EU top priorities.

She likewise stated that the 2 men concurred that there ought to be “effective application” of the special arrangements relating to Northern Ireland as soon as possible.

In person Brexit settlements began in Brussels today after months of virtual meetings which have actually seen little development on a trade agreement. Unless there is agreement by the end of the year on a trade contract – a possibility there is little optimism about in Brussels – the UK will leave the EU’s trading bloc at the start of 2021 and trade relations will default to WTO guidelines, indicating significant tariffs on essential and exports.

Authorities are also understood to be looking for to set up a call with the British prime minister Boris Johnson.

Mr Martin spoke earlier in the week to the Northern First Minister Arlene Foster and the Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and officials from Dublin and Belfast are understood to be in contact about arranging a face-to-face conference in the coming days, most likely to happen in the North.

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