Irish economy preparing for no-deal Brexit, says Hogan

EU Agriculture Commissioner says Britain must resile from red lines to get agreement on departure

1st July, 2018
Phil Hogan: has not decided about seeking a second term as Agricultural Commissioner Picture: Bryan Meade

European Commissioner Phil Hogan has said every sector of the Irish economy is now ramping up preparations for a no-deal scenario in the Brexit talks.

Hogan said contingency plans in the event that customs duties will have to be collected and administered at the EU border with Britain are being fleshed out.

His stark comments come amid growing pessimism in Brussels that Britain can strike a comprehensive withdrawal agreement and transition deal with the EU...

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