30th May 2023


Northern Ireland to halt post-Brexit food checks

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney has said Northern Ireland would be in "breach of international law" if it unilaterally halted agri-food checks at ports on goods from the UK. He spoke after Northern Ireland's agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, announced on Wednesday he would halt checks at midnight based on new legal advice. The EU Commission and the UK are currently in talks on tweaking their post-Brexit customs treaty.

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Equatorial Guinea: a 'tough nut' for the EU

The relationship between one of Africa's smallest countries, run by the world's longest-serving dictator, remains difficult — especially after the European Parliament broke its 20-year silence on human rights in the country.

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