Due to the Brexit, queues are reaching two miles on the A 20 to Dover. More controls came into place after the departure of the port have been blamed for delays at the port. Extra checks are needed for the government's new Goods Vehicle Movement Service GVMS system. Port chiefs have urged the government to hold talks with the EU on ways to speed up the process, as further checks are due later in the year. This is a short line but it doesn't take many hours to board a ferry Imagine the queues when they are ten miles long pic.twitter. com mugHYKtW 1 Ju 2014 ciaran the euro courier ud 83 c Uddea ud 83 c Uddfa ud 83 c uddee ud 83 c uddee ud 83 c uddea ud 83 c uddea ud 83 c uddea ud 83 c uddea
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has been engaged in another round of talks with the EU Vice President Maros Sefcovic this week. She is trying to resolve issues over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Following the meeting, Mr Sefcovic told member states that there was no prospect of an imminent breakthrough. An EU source told RTE's Tony Connelly that Ms Truss has been ruffling feathers in the EU by attempting to renegotiate the Protocol, and bringing up issues that had previously been dealt with after he described Tuesday's meeting with Ms Truss as frustrating and difficult. She believes that the Trade and Cooperation Agreement TCA should be used instead of the Protocol provisions, which are more burdensome. She refers to the need to renegotiate the Protocol. All of that is very negative. It's in the context of her saying I want to do a deal. She wants to do a deal quickly. Britain and the US have withdrawn diplomats from their embassies in Kiev, Ukraine in response to mounting fears of a Russian invasion, as a result of the 'dramatising' Russia-Ukraine row in bitter attack. Both the EU and Ukraine slammed this decision as premature and a display of excessive caution, casting doubts over how imminent an attack could be from the 100,000 Russian troops amassed at the border. Josep Borrell, the EU's top foreign diplomat, accused the US and UK of dramatising the situation, saying: "You have to stay calm, doing what you have to do, and avoid a nervous breakdown." We don't know any specific reasons why we are not going to do the same thing. Mr Borrell's comments came as Maros Sefcovic prepares to deliver a speech on Tuesday about the progress made on renegotiating a deal with Foreign Secretary and Chief Brexit negotiator Liz Truss.