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Britain and the EU have reiterated their commitment to resolve issues around Northern Ireland Protocol in the wake of the vaccine fiasco.

Cabinet minister Michael Gove and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic met in the wake of anger about the EU’s attempt to block exports of Covid vaccine to Northern Ireland.

But the pair said they had “a frank but constructive discussion” and would “spare no effort” to implement solutions mutually agreed on December 17 last year. 

There is also mounting frustration about Brussels’ refusal to water down border checks, which some have accused of damaging Northern Ireland’s economy.

There have calls to rip up the Brexit agreement, designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

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