Image source, Legend of the image, Protocol avoids hard on island of Ireland
European Union (EU) to present new proposals for Northern Ireland Protocol later on Wednesday.
They will cover customs, agribusiness, medicines and the role of Northern Ireland politicians.
Protocol avoids hard on island of Ireland by maintaining Irlande North in the EU 's single market for goods.
But it creates a new trade with Great Britain (GB) which trade unionists say is undermining their place in the UK .
European Commission Vice-President Maros Šefčovič said the proposals would be " very far away "and he hoped they would be seen as such.
The proposals are supposed to include a single agri-food deal aimed at sharply reducing controls on products from GB to Northern Ireland.
There will also be an arrangement to allow the continued sale of meats Britishrefrigerated in Northern Ireland; t These products faced a ban.
The EU has also said it will change its laws in an attempt to address regulatory issues which are threat to drug supply in Northern Ireland.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said the proposals reflect "months of hard work, careful listening across Northern Ireland and will provide practical solutions for improve the way the protocol works. ”
" I hope the UK government is serious about moving forward in partnership, "he added.
Image source, Legend of the 'image, Maros Šefčovič to present EU proposals later
UK Brexit Minister Lord Frost on Tuesday proposed plans for a brand new protocol to replace the existing one.
As part of these plans, the British government wants to cancel its previous agreement onthe oversight role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which is the highest court in U.
In a speech to diplomats in Portugal on Tuesday, Lord Frost described his new legal text as "a better way forward ".
He said his proposed text would amend the Northern Ireland protocol and support the Good Friday agreement.
"We have a short but real opportunity to put together a new arrangement, to defuse the political crisis that is brewing, both within Northern Ireland and between us," he said.
However, the EU has repeatedly stated that the ECJ must have the final say on all questions of EU law in the protocol.
It is expected that the two parties engage in intense discussions in November.
Image source, Reuters Image caption , Some trade unionists in Northern Ireland have staged street protests against the protocol
The UK has threatened to trigger article 16 of protocol if these talks fail to reach agreement .
This would suspend parts of the protocol.
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) - the largest Unionist party in Northern Ireland - has put warns that he can leave Stormont if his demands on the protocol are not met.
He claimed pressure from trade unionists had led the EU to table his new proposals.