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Diplomatic Scandal Arising Between EU and UK

Diplomatic Scandal Arising Between EU and UK”

I think it would be very wise in my view for the United Kingdom to find a clever solution."EU officials have privately accused the Foreign Office of hypocrisy because when the EU's foreign service - known as the External Action Service - was set up in 2010 as a result of the Lisbon treaty, the United Kingdom signed up to proposals that European Union diplomats be granted the "privileges and immunities equivalent to those referred to in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961".

"Strange position for Brexiteers to take", he added.

But a spat has developed over the diplomatic privileges the EU's ambassador to the UK, Joao Vale de Almeida, should enjoy - on the same day Britain named its own new man in Brussels.

"I hope that we will be able together to find a clever and objective solution to the status of the EU in London", Barnier said.Lord Adonis, a strongly pro-European Labour peer, said: "Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab have decided not just to leave the EU but to insult it - denying full diplomatic status to the EU ambassador being the latest insult".

On the same day in Parliament, the parliamentary under-secretary of state for culture, media and sport Baroness Barran said the Government remained willing to discuss with the European Union a revision to the current deal but it is now discussing the issue on a "bilateral basis" with individual European Union member states.

The Vienna Conference grants diplomats immunity from detention, prison jurisdiction and taxation.

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But Whitehall sources insisted that worldwide organisations were offered "very similar privileges and immunities" to diplomatic missions sent by foreign governments.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman, Jamie Davies, said everyone in the European Union delegation would get "the privileges and immunities necessary to allow them to carry out their work", though he did not say whether that amounted to full diplomatic status.

He mentioned granting reciprocal therapy based mostly on the Vienna Conference on Diplomatic Relations is "standard practice" between equal companions and we're "confident that we can clear this issue with our friends in London in a satisfactory manner".

Mr Stano added: "The European Union has 143 Delegations, equivalent to diplomatic missions, around the world".

The BBC reported that the EU's global affairs chief Josep Borrell has written to worldwide Secretary Dominic Raab straight to boost his considerations in regards to the state of affairs.

"It would not grant the customary privileges and immunities for the delegation and its staff". Vale de Almeida will also miss out on presenting his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II, because he is not a diplomat of a sovereign nation.



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