Northern Ireland: London and Brussels settle long-running dispute

The reception of Ursula von der Leyen by King Charles once again stirred up the hardliners in London and Belfast on Monday – they sensed an undue politicization of the monarchy. But the excitement no longer prevented the deal between the EU Commission president and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, which had been in the offing for some time. In the afternoon, both announced that they had agreed on new rules for trade with Northern Ireland and spoke in unison of a “new chapter” in relations between the two sides.

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