Growing expectation UK will trigger Article 16 over Brexit dispute – RTE

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FILE PHOTO: EU and British flags fly in Berlin in 2019

LONDON – There is a growing expectation that Britain will trigger Article 16, a clause which allows for unilateral action if the Northern Irish Protocol, governing post-Brexit trade with the EU, is deemed to be having a negative impact, RTE reported on Friday.

“Article 16 update: growing expectation that the UK will trigger. Much more intense discussion in the European Commission about how the EU shd respond,” RTE Europe Editor Tony Connelly wrote on Twitter.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; writing by Costas Pitas)