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Macron Repeats That EU Will Not Renegotiate Northern Ireland Protocol

Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference ahead of the G7 Summit, at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, on June 10.
Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference ahead of the G7 Summit, at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, on June 10.Photographer: Pascal Rossignol/AFP/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron is holding firm on Brexit: the Northern Ireland protocol as well as other provisions of the Brexit agreement are non-negotiable.

In a news conference in Paris before a Group of Seven summit, the French president reiterated that the deal signed by the U.K. in December was set in stone. “Nothing is negotiable,” he said. “It isn’t serious to want to review in July what we completed after years of discussions and hard work.”