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EU agrees to delay Brexit meat checks in Northern Ireland

Decision allows continued movement of chilled meat products between Great Britain and Northern Ireland until 30 September

The European Commission has granted the UK a three-month extension on the sale of sausages in Northern Ireland in an attempt to defuse a row that has poisoned post-Brexit relations.

In a widely trailed decision, Brussels said fresh sausages and other chilled meats could continue to move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland until 30 September, giving the two sides more time to resolve a fierce dispute over the Northern Ireland protocol, a centrepiece of the Brexit deal.

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