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German minister calls for solution to Northern Ireland protocol deadlock

Annalena Baerbock’s appeal comes ahead of meeting with UK foreign secretary James Cleverly

Disputes over implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol have become the achilles heel of the European Union’s relations with the UK, the German foreign minister has said ahead of talks with the UK foreign secretary, James Cleverly, in London.

Annalena Baerbock’s appeal to find a solution to the deadlock over the Northern Ireland protocol came as she was due to meet Cleverly on Thursday to discuss support for Ukraine and the UK’s relationship with Germany.

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