‘Mini trade war’ imminent? EU rejects the UK’s attempts to overhaul the Brexit deal



Elliot Smith | CNBC

The European Union rejected a call from the British government to overhaul the Northern Ireland Protocol, a key tenet of the agreement that saw the U.K. leave the EU in 2020.

U.K. Brexit Minister David Frost and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis on Wednesday set out a “command paper” urging European leaders to renegotiate the protocol, on the basis that it has turned out to be unworkable in practice.

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