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Brexit Update

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Windsor Framework

On 27 February, the EU and the UK reached agreement in principle on a new way forward on the Protocol on Northern Ireland, the ‘Windsor Framework’. The Windsor Framework is the result of genuine engagement, and of the EU and UK working together and listening to the concerns raised by elected representatives, citizens and business in Northern Ireland. It constitutes a comprehensive set of joint solutions aimed at addressing, in a definitive way, the practical challenges faced by citizens and businesses in Northern Ireland, thereby providing them with lasting certainty and predictability. 

The joint solutions cover, amongst other things, new arrangements on customs, agri-food, medicines, VAT and excise, as well as specific instruments designed to ensure that the voices of the people of Northern Ireland are better heard on specific issues particularly relevant to the communities there.

Details are available from the European Commission website

Statement from Commission President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Sunak

Statement from the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste.