EU’S VON DER LEYEN MEETS KING CHARLES After reaching deal over Northern Ireland
Britain’s King Charles III met European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday February 27 after the EU and the UK struck a new deal on post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland.
Stills captured during the meeting at Windsor Castle showed King Charles and von der Leyen shaking hands and speaking with one another.
During a news conference on Monday afternoon, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the two sides had agreed to remove “any sense of a border” between Britain and its province – a situation that had angered politicians on both sides.
The success of the deal is likely to hinge on whether it convinces the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to end its boycott of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing arrangements. These were central to the 1998 peace agreement which mostly ended three decades of sectarian and political violence in Northern Ireland.