Vice President of the European Commission Maros Saefkovitch. Unveiled a series of proposals aimed at reducing the red tape burden on Irish maritime trade arising from the post-Brexit settlement.
The measures are aimed at reducing the check for retail food products from the UK to the region by 80%.
However, Sir Jeffrey said at first glance they would appear to be “far less than the need for fundamental change”.
Meanwhile, Sunfen vice president Michelle O’Neill said her party had called the assembly back to “reaffirm its support” for the protocol.
He emphasized that he had the support of “a majority of political parties and a majority of MLAs” in the Sturmont Assembly, adding that the recall would enable MLAs to show their support.
It is understood that if the attempt to recall the assembly is successful, it will sit on Friday.
He said his party would take the time to study the details and stressed that future talks were “not a chance to be wasted”.
Upcoming talks between Government of the United Kingdom And the EU offers an opportunity to replace the protocol with new arrangements that address existing fundamental weaknesses, namely our trade border within the UK which flows from the fact that Northern Ireland is different for goods than the rest. Follows the rules. Britain, “he said.
“These proposals are clearly far from being the basis for a sustainable solution and are presented within the framework of a protocol that has failed.
“I have suggestions Government The command paper, in our opinion, is the best direction for Northern Ireland to make sustainable arrangements.
“We have a window of opportunity to claim that right.
“The reward for doing so would be great for both sides, but most for the people of Northern Ireland who may be free from protocols that affect day-to-day decisions.”
Ms O’Neill challenged the DUP and the UK government to work with the European Union, which she described as “far-reaching”.
“I think both the word and the deed show that the EU is living up to the promises it made to business and civic leaders as well as political leaders,” he said.
“It’s a good sign of progress, but now it’s up to others to get involved.”
“I hope we can find a solution and we can be sure that the business community here is working hard.
“I will meet Maros Safekovitch tomorrow.
“We will discuss the proposals in more detail but I think it represents a breakthrough and I think there are protocols to ensure the security of the whole island’s economy, and to ensure a strict border on this island.” I live up to the promises made inside that we protect the Good Friday Agreement.
Ms O’Neill was asked by reporters in Stormont if EU proposals represented a DUP victory.
“Brexit is a problem and protocol is a solution. Protocol still exists today. We have always said that there is a need to create flexibility in this protocol so that it can work,” he said. I came back and today he is true to his word, he acted on what he heard and I think it is very important.
They put us in the foreign single market under the foreign customs code and VAT government, under foreign laws and through foreign court decisions.
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said the EU’s proposals represented adequate housing and urged political leaders to accept them.
He said the proposals put forward by the European Commission today were important, exceeding many expectations and making it clear that European leaders were in the best interests of the people and businesses in Northern Ireland. have been.
“I would urge political leaders, and especially unionists, to work with the European Union to reduce the challenges to trade flows between Northern Ireland and the UK, as well as to address their concerns about the democratic deficit. Consider the very serious efforts being made by the Commission. “
Ulster Unionist leader Doug Betty said the proposals were “one step ahead”, but warned that “there is still a long way to go.”
“The EU’s proposals can only be a starting point and we accept it in good faith,” he said.
“The British government has provided a way forward in its command paper and this should be a central part of any future and important negotiations from then on.”
Coalition MP Stephen Ferry urged that the opportunity presented in the proposals not be wasted.
“We welcome these suggestions and look forward to working on the details.
“We hope that they can lay the groundwork for an agreement between the UK and the EU to effectively address the practical issues surrounding the protocol,” he said.
“It’s very foolish to waste this opportunity to go ahead and draw even more deceptive red lines.”
Meanwhile, TV leader Jim Alastair rejected the EU’s proposal, saying it was “still an asset sovereignty over Northern Ireland”.
“The latest EU proposals do nothing to counter all major constitutional bigotry.
“They put us in the foreign single market of goods under the foreign customs code and VAT government, which operates under foreign laws and in accordance with the decision of a foreign court.
“None of this will change under the EU’s recommendations.
“That way, they don’t solve the problem,” he said.
“GB will be considered a ‘third country’ in terms of Northern Ireland trade.
“It can never be acceptable, because it violates the constitutional integrity of our nation.
“Sovereignty is a crisis.
“These suggestions completely fail the autonomy test.”