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# Maros Sefcovic

This year
# Brexit
Progress being made to hammer out NI Protocol deal but difficulties remain, says Sefcovic
The European Commission vice president said Brussels would ‘spare no effort’ to reach a settlement.
Last year
# Brexit
NI Secretary a 'glass half-full man' on Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations
The UK and EU are hoping to strike a compromise deal on the contentious post-Brexit trading arrangements.
# Maros Sefcovic
Maros Sefcovic: Protocol Bill is damaging trust and respect with EU
The Government is proceeding with a Bill to give ministers the power to scrap the checks on Irish Sea trade.
# Deja Vu
EU negotiator says it is 'high time we got Brexit done' over UK threats on NI Protocol
“You may not hear this often from a European Commissioner, but it is high time we got Brexit done.”
# Brexit
UK plan to rip up Northern Ireland Protocol ‘politically driven’, says EU chief
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic said tabling the Bill was ‘very damaging’ to EU-UK relations.
# Northern Ireland
Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
Boris Johnson said the DUP would not join a powersharing agreement until changes have been made to the Brexit treaty.
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier said the UK plans to scrap swathes of the Protocol are "unacceptable".
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions of any possible escalatory response from the EU as "crazy".
DUP MP Sammy Wilson said his party has adopted a wait-and-see approach over what the UK Government will do about the Protocol.
Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems
Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol
Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK Government needed to make his party aware of its intentions immediately.
# Brexit
Truss calls on EU to take ‘pragmatic approach’ to end protocol deadlock as she meets Sefcovic
The British Foreign Secretary is having her first face-to-face meeting with the European Commission vice-president today.
# Brexit
Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16
The DUP has welcomed comments by Truss, while the SDLP leader has said that the move would “only make things worse”.
All time
# Brexit
Brexit negotiator Sefcovic says trust broken with the EU in row over Northern Ireland Protocol
European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic said a compromise can still be found.
# Brexit
EU set to change laws so medicines can flow freely between Britain and Northern Ireland
The EU has proposed changing its own laws to ensure the free flow of medicines between Britain and Northern Ireland.
# European Union
EU set to move to ensure medicines continue to flow between Britain and Northern Ireland
European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic is expected to announce proposed new legislation tomorrow.
# Brexit
‘Serious headway’ needed in the next week over Northern Ireland Protocol, EU says
The European Commission vice-president said there had been a ‘change in tone’ from UK negotiators.
# Brexit
Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place
The UK government’s chief negotiator to the EU, David Frost, is due to meet European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic.
# Brexit
Softening of EU stance on NI protocol is welcome breakthrough, Donaldson says
Maros Sefcovic announced that the bloc would table “very far-reaching” proposals within the next fortnight.
# Brexit
DUP threatens to collapse Stormont ‘before November’ amid NI Protocol row
Jeffrey Donaldson said he feared negotiations over the protocol would drag on for years.
# Northern Ireland
EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.
# Brexit
Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues
Brexit minister David Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic have met in Brussels.
# Brexit
Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.
# article 16
Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'
European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič addressed TDs and Senators today.
# EU vice president
Maroš Šefčovič says the EU's vaccine rollout mistake was trusting vaccine suppliers 'too much'
The EC vice-president said that “we are sorry” in relation to the proposal to trigger Article 16 ahead of an Oireachtas committee appearance.
# Northern Ireland
NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says
Maros Sefcovic made the remarks in a letter to UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove
# Brexit
Arlene Foster calls Simon Coveney 'tone deaf to unionist concerns' as talks start over NI Protocol
Writing in this morning’s Daily Telegraph, Arlene Foster said there is “growing anger at the current arrangements in Northern Ireland”.
# Brexit
UK and EU agree deal 'in principle' to manage post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland
It follows a meeting between Micheal Gove and Maros Sefcovic yesterday.
# Mahon
Commission will not strip Flynn's pension before court ruling
Current commissioner Maros Sefcovic says Padraig Flynn’s pension may be stripped, but only after he is convicted of an offence.