The EU's insistence on Britain honouring its withdrawal treaty has left the British province of Northern Ireland within the EU's single market and put a customs border in the Irish Sea dividing the province from mainland Britain.
Northern Ireland's first minister said she did not have "high expectations [beforehand]. given the attitude of the European Commission thus far", but was still shocked by Brussels' "stubborn and inflexible response" to issues surrounding the protocol.
On a day when the Stormont Executive published a new post-Covid economic recovery strategy, Mrs Foster was asked at a press conference whether global investors should think twice about locating in Northern Ireland if the problems associated with the arrangements were as dire as she and other unionists were warning.
She said she looks forward to working with Mr Gove's successor David Frost "in trying to find a replacement to the protocol which, of course, the protocol itself makes space for under Article 13, 8 of the protocol".
Foster, who attended the meeting, told UTV television there was "no breakthrough and I can't say I am surprised given the attitude of the European Union to the protocol".
"But you know I'm not going to be blind to the fact that our main market is being stopped from unfettered access at the moment, and we need to sort that out".
The UK has agreed to the EU's request for an extension on its parliament's ratification of the Brexit deal.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has suggested previously that he is in favour of a veterinary deal with the United Kingdom to solve some of these issues.
"I think what's really, really important for us as political leaders is to work on making the protocol work", she said.
"It was very clear from the discussions that there was a recognition, particularly given the recent engagement with the local business community and civic society, that there are issues that need to be resolved, but both sides committed to try and define practical solutions and that's where everyone needs to be focused right now".
The budget includes no new taxes and new tax increases, though the de-indexing of personal tax exemption limits will continue. Physician pay is estimated to cost the Health Ministry $5.2 billion, up from $5 billion in 2020-21, according to the budget.
He said he had not realised how prescription drugs he was taking might interact and later pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He had a fifth surgery on his back, a microdiscectomy, two days before Christmas and gave no indication when he would return.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of one additional death related to COVID-19. This brings their pandemic totals up to 12,802 cases, and 12,533 recoveries, with 141 cases remaining active.
Dans la Capitale-Nationale, la situation continue de s'améliorer avec un taux de 36,2 cas actifs pour 100 000 habitants. Les opérations de dépistage se poursuivent dans la province, où 17 970 tests ont été effectués le 21 février.
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