Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

EU’s Sefcovic Says He Won’t Contemplate Hard Border in Ireland

June 29, 2022, 7:40 PM

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Maros Sefcovic said he won’t contemplate a hard border on the island of Ireland, while suggesting that the UK’s plan to override the part of the Brexit deal governing trade in Northern Ireland may harm European cooperation with Britain on financial services.

Speaking at Bloomberg’s London office on Wednesday evening, Sefcovic said the EU can’t accept Britain’s efforts to “unilaterally and illegally” dis-apply the arrangements in the Brexit deal that keep Northern Ireland in the bloc’s single market while creating a customs border with the rest of the UK. But he also stressed the importance ...