Johnson demands revision of trade agreement with EU
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Today, ahead of his visit to Northern Ireland, he said that if the EU did not agree to a revision of the trade rules that came into force after Brexit, it would be "necessary to act".
Johnson wrote in an original article for the Belfast Telegraph that the EU does not want to admit that the agreement does not work and that the British government wants change, not withdrawal from the agreement with the EU. "I hope the EU's position will change. "If not, action will have to be taken," Johnson wrote. He said the trade rules were destabilizing the delicate political balance in Northern Ireland, adding that the British government "would present a more detailed assessment and next steps in the coming days of Parliament".
Earlier this month, the nationalist Sinn Féin party won the most seats in Northern Ireland. This is the first victory of the party that advocates the unification of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The second-largest Democratic Unionist Party refuses to join the government and hold a parliamentary session until the Johnson's government repeals customs and other controls and regulations that came into force after Britain left the EU.
Under the rules of the Northern Ireland peace process, no government can be formed without the consent of both the Nationalist and Unionist parties.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that borders the EU. After Brexit, Northern Ireland's borders remained open and without special customs control, as it was an important part of the peace process that ended the country's previous conflicts. Only certain goods are controlled, such as meat and eggs, which enter Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom. The arrangement is opposed by Northern Ireland unionists, who say it puts a strain on the economy and disrupts ties with other countries in Britain.