Northern Ireland protocol 'has to be implemented', stress EU leaders
Guardian, 10 Jun 2021
EU leaders have stressed the Northern Ireland protocol must be implemented fully by Boris Johnson to respect the 'rule of law' during a press conference at the G7 in Cornwall on Thursday.
Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, said the bloc would be flexible and did not expect a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, but that unilateral decisions by the UK endangered the EU's single market
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