EU to demand real-time data to ease goods checks in North
Move comes amid tensions as Britain threatens to unilaterally scrap the protocol after seven-month hiatus in negotiations
The EU is going to demand “real-time” data from the British government on goods moving into the North in return for reduced inspections.
It comes at a time of heightened distrust between the two sides on the flashpoint issue of the Northern Ireland protocol which governs the checks and controls on goods crossing the Irish Sea.
The EU was recently supplied with some data from the British government, but it was in a format officials ...