EU lawmakers agree on formula for N.Ireland medicine supplies

The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a proposal from Brussels to ensure the continued supply of medicines from Britain to Northern Ireland – an issue
that had dogged the bloc since London left it.

“Great news from the @Europarl_EN today with the overwhelmingly positive vote to ensure the continued supply of medicines to Northern Ireland,” tweeted Maros
Sefcovic, European Commission vice president who had been leading discussions with London.

“The EU is delivering on this lasting solution for Northern Ireland in record time,” he added, though the EU Council must give final approval.

Britain itself has yet to give formal approval on a move that would avoid potential disruption of supplies as London wants an overall accord for matters pertaining
to the Northern Ireland protocol governing post-Brexit trade.