‘EU would not let Ireland be singled out in protocol row’ Oct 18, 2021 0 0 12345 London Europe will not allow Ireland to be singled out in the fallout if negotiations on the Northern Ireland Protocol end in failure, an EU commissioner has insisted.Ireland’s representative in the European Commission, Mairead McGuinness, was commenting on the potential for the country to be disproportionately affected if there is a breakdown of the Brexit trading arrangement designed to prevent a hardening of the island’s land border.McGuinness also said UK and EU relations would be in a “very, very difficult place” if there was any truth in claims made by former Downing Street chief advisor Dominic Cummings that the UK Government always intended to ditch the Northern Ireland Protocol.The EU and UK are set for an intense round negotiations in the coming weeks after Brussels last week published a range of proposals aimed at cutting the red tape the protocol has imposed on moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.However, the plan did not address a key UK demand - the removal of the oversight function of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the operation of the protocol.UK Brexit Minister Lord Frost has warned that his Government will be prepared to suspend aspects of the protocol - by triggering its Article 16 mechanism - if it cannot reach agreement with the bloc on changing how it operates.That has raised the prospect of the EU taking retaliatory action, potentially in the form of further restrictions on trade with the UK. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Germany’s Greens vote to proceed with coalition talks Oct 18, 2021 0 0 Russia would rescue Britain if needed during gas crisis: Envoy Oct 18, 2021 0 0 Russian film crew back on Earth after shooting space station feature Oct 18, 2021 0 0 Group of US missionaries reportedly kidnapped in Haiti dpa New York Seventeen Christian missionaries and their families, including three children, have been kidnapped in Haiti, according to a US media report citing unnamed Haitian security officials. “We are aware of .. Three people die in helicopter crash in Germany dpa Stuttgart Three people were killed in a helicopter crash in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on Sunday. It was initially unclear whether anyone else was missing, according to a spokesperson. Investigators .. ‘Mysterious crates’ from German ship discovered on Brazil’s coast Buenos Aires Researchers have once again found “mysterious crates” on the north-east coast of Brazil. According to scientists, the mysterious cargo comes from the German ship Weserland, which was sunk by the US .. French authorities open probe after woman decapitated Paris French authorities are investigating a suspect after a woman was found decapitated in a town in the country’s south. The suspect, a man, is under judicial supervision, the public prosector for the Beziers area said .. Exciting skeleton find from ancient Italian volcanic eruption Rome Archaeologists in southern Italy have come across the skeleton of an ancient man who died in the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. “A find from which we expect a lot,” Francesco Sirano, director of the .. Protesters in Poland call for greater solidarity with migrants dpa Warsaw Hundreds of people in Poland demonstrated in Warsaw and Krakow on Sunday for the better treatment of refugees, as the government introduces tough measures to stem the flow of illegal migrants into the ..