Brexit: EU plans ‘carrot and stick’ approach to UK’s Northern Ireland move | The Guardian

Bloc to take legal action as Maroš Šefčovič offers UK chance to climb down from plans to rewrite protocol

The EU will take a “carrot and stick” approach to Boris Johnson’s plan to unilaterally rewrite the post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland, by taking legal action against the UK while offering fresh grounds for negotiation.

Maroš Šefčovič, the EU’s Brexit commissioner, will on Wednesday signal the widespread fury among member states, and in Dublin in particular, at the approach of the prime minister to Northern Ireland after the tabling of new legislation on Monday.

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