EU chief negotiator Barnier seeks Irish border solution ahead of Brexit
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 21-Jun-2017

Dublin, June 21: As the Brexit final deal comes closer by every passing day; European Union tries to lock deals with other countries to maintain peace. The EU chief negotiator Michael Barnier has thought of striking a border deal with UK to stop issues between Northern Ireland and theb Republic of Ireland.


 

Barnier insisted on preserving the Good Friday Agreement and Common Travel Area during negotiations calling it a “majority priority”. “The sovereign decision of the United Kingdom to leave the EU and, it was confirmed yesterday, to leave the single market, also to leave the customs union creates a lot of uncertainties and often a great uncertainty. For citizens and their rights and this is obviously the case for the issue of borders and, in particular, for Ireland,” said Barnier in Luxembourg.
 
The Irish government says that will be one of its main conditions for supporting a deal on Brexit. “We will be able to provide you with a solution that will help you make the right choice. Hard to build, and one that maintains the supports of the kind of normality on the island of Ireland between North and South,” said Simon Coveney, the Irish foreign minister.

Meanwhile, Barnier met with his British counterpart David Davis for further Brexit negotiations.