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Key Meeting On Northern Ireland Protocol Taking Place Today.

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It could lead to a ban on items like sausages and other chilled meats because of different regulatory standards,

The European Commission Vice President and the UK's Brexit Minister will meet later in what's seen a key meeting on the Northern Ireland protocol.

The post-Brexit arrangement - which was agreed between both sides - places checks on goods travelling between the north and Britain.

However it has caused anger among loyalists, who don't want Northern Ireland to be treated differently to the rest of the UK.

European Affairs Minister, Thomas Byrne, hopes common ground can be found on implementing the agreement:

It could lead to a ban on items like sausages and other chilled meats because of different regulatory standards, if a way forward isn't found.

Minister Byrne, says the protocol itself must be protected:

Commission Vice President, Maros Sefcovic says the UK must abide by its' obligations:

The North's Deputy First Minister met with the British and EU negotiators earlier.

Michelle O'Neill says she highlighted the advantages of the protocol for businesses in the North:

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