Truss avertit l'UE de "progrès urgents"’ est nécessaire pour mettre fin à l'impasse en Irlande du Nord

LIZ Truss last night warned Brusselsurgent progressis needed in talks to end the Northern Ireland border stand-off.

The Foreign Secretary told EU boss Maros Sefcovic the situation est “very difficultand must be resolvedin short order”.

Liz Truss last night warned Brussels 'urgent progress' is needed in talks to end the Northern Ireland border stand-off

Liz Truss last night warned Brussels ‘urgent progressis needed in talks to end the Northern Ireland border stand-offCrédit: Reuters

But after fresh negotiations at the bloc’s HQ both sides played down suggestions they’ve set an end of February deadline.

Ms Truss said: “I’m absolutely determined to protect political stability and peace in Northern Ireland.

We believe there is a deal to be done. We need to make as much progress as we can in the next few weeks.

Mr Sefcovic said an agreement that wouldimmediately and significantlyhelp Northern Irish people and businesses is within reach.

He urged No 10 to carry on showingpolitical good willand not to revive threats to blow up the talks by triggering Article 16.

Instead he said negotiationsmust stay laser-focused on practical challengesaround checks on goods going from GB to NI.

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