Coveney: Triggering of Article 16 would force the EU into a ‘very robust’ response

The Minister for Foreign Affairs says the EU has been compromising for six to eight months now on multiple areas, but the British government has taken those compromises, banked them, and asked for more

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
14th November, 2021
Coveney: Triggering of Article 16 would force the EU into a ‘very robust’ response
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney: warned a triggering of Article 16 would force the European Union into a ‘very robust’ response. Picture: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Contingency planning is under way in Brussels and Dublin in the event that the British government triggers Article 16 to suspend parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, Simon Coveney has told the Business Post.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs also warned that a triggering of Article 16 would force the European Union into a “very robust” response, and that the the British government would be “disingenuous” to pretend like there would be any other...

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