EU Brexit plan commits to address Irish issues

Negotiating guidelines say aim is to avoid a hard border

31st March, 2017
EU Brexit plan commits to address Irish issues
“I fully understand and respect Theresa May’s political objectives to demonstrate at any price that Brexit will be a success and was the right choice”, Tusk said. “I’m sorry, this is not our objective". Pic: Getty

The EU’s draft guidelines for the forthcoming negotiations on Britain’s exit from the union include a commitment to supporting the Good Friday Agreement, as well as an aspiration to avoid a ‘hard’ border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

The guidelines, which were issued by EU Council President Donald Tusk to member states this morning, will be considered before being formally adopted by EU leaders at a summit on...

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