Kevin Whitelaw, Bloomberg News
Energiesnet.com 02 27 2023
Three years after the hard-fought Brexit deal was originally approved, the EU and UK may have finally settled their biggest differences.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak struck a deal that adds some new flexibility for Northern Ireland trade — and a complicated mechanism for the region to challenge amendments to existing EU law.
Sunak dubbed it a veto, while EU officials called it a method of last resort.
Either way, the compromise moves them beyond London’s earlier objections to the role of the European Court of Justice. The deal still needs to be formally approved by both sides, but it could bring the EU-UK relationship in from the cold.
bloomberg.com 02 27 2023