Northern Ireland: EU accommodates London on medicines

In the dispute over the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol, the EU Commission wants to accommodate the UK and allow the unhindered supply of medicines from the UK to Northern Ireland. Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič presented plans to this effect in Brussels on Friday. “Everyone in Northern Ireland will have access to the same medicines at the same time as elsewhere in the UK while ensuring that the integrity of the EU single market is protected,” he said. However, the Council and Parliament still have to agree to the proposals.

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