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Northern Ireland’s DUP says still time for #Brexit border deal

Northern Ireland’s DUP says still time for #Brexit border deal

| September 16, 2019

The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parli support British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government believe a deal can be done in the coming weeks to maintain an open border in Ireland, a senior member said on Sunday (15 September), writes Conor Humphries. The so-called backstop mechanism to uphold the seamless Irish border after […]

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#Brexit – A proposal to leave Ireland’s border to future negotiations ‘just won’t fly’ says Coveney 

#Brexit – A proposal to leave Ireland’s border to future negotiations ‘just won’t fly’ says Coveney 

| August 30, 2019

Arriving for the Informal (Gymnich) meeting of Foreign Ministers on 30 August, Irish Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that he would be happy for the UK to meet the EU five days a week if necessary, in response to a question about the UK’s announcement that it would be negotiating two days per week in Brussels, […]

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Irish foreign minister says businesses should prepare for no-deal #Brexit

Irish foreign minister says businesses should prepare for no-deal #Brexit

| August 27, 2019

There has been no sign of a breakthrough in Brexit talks and businesses should continue to prepare for Britain to leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Monday (26 August), writes Conor Humphries. “We still don’t have the outcome that we are looking for, which is […]

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#Brexit – Miracle needed to solve Irish border problem: Luxembourg foreign minister

#Brexit – Miracle needed to solve Irish border problem: Luxembourg foreign minister

| August 23, 2019

A miracle would need to happen for the European Union and Britain to find a solution to the Irish border problem to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn (pictured) said in remarks published on Thursday (22 August), write Joseph Nasr and Thomas Seythal.  “Miracles should never be ruled out, but I’m sceptical […]

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Merkel: With imagination, #IrishBackstop issue can be solved in 30 days

Merkel: With imagination, #IrishBackstop issue can be solved in 30 days

| August 22, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday (21 August) that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she is willing to compromise with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, write Joseph Nasr and Michael Nienaber. The so-called backstop, which Johnson […]

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EU executive says #BrexitBackstop only way to avoid hard border in Ireland

EU executive says #BrexitBackstop only way to avoid hard border in Ireland

| August 21, 2019

The European Union executive said the backstop option was the only means identified by both London and the bloc to avoid a return to extensive border checks on the island of Ireland after Brexit, write Alissa de Carbonnel and Gabriela Baczynska. On Monday (19 August), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a letter to the […]

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Johnson’s opening #Brexit bid – Rip out the Irish border backstop

Johnson’s opening #Brexit bid – Rip out the Irish border backstop

| August 20, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fired the opening salvo in his bid to renegotiate Britain’s divorce from the European Union, demanding that an insurance policy for the Irish border be removed from the Brexit deal and replaced with a pledge, write Kylie MacLellan and Guy Faulconbridge. After more than three years of Brexit crisis, the […]

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