Brexit border support 'doesn't come for free'

Brexit border support 'doesn't come for free'
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (l) and Jean-Claude Juncker (r). Pic: Getty

Comments from a European official are the first sign that at least some nations expect a tax price to be extracted for the EU’s commitments to Ireland in the Brexit process

Some European Union members may press Ireland to drop its opposition to wide-ranging corporate tax reform in return for the bloc’s backing on Brexit, Bloomberg has reported, quoting a person familiar with the matter.

While no explicit link has yet been made between Ireland’s resistance to a digital tax and the EU’s efforts to avoid a hard border after Brexit, solidarity doesn’t come for free, according to the European official quoted....

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