June 18
Trajan Shipley
10th June 2021
External Relations & Trade

EU and UK discuss Brexit Agreements in Joint Committee and Partnership Council meetings

Yesterday, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič met with his counterpart Lord Frost in London in the Joint EU-UK Committee and the Partnership Council, the political bodies established, respectively, under the Withdrawal Agreement and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) in order to deal with issues arising from the implementation of both instruments.

The meeting came at a moment where political tension over the implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol under the Withdrawal Agreement is high, with British Unionists in Northern Ireland largely rejecting its existence and the UK Government calling for a different approach. At the start of his first overseas trip in office, the Biden Administration in


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