Verhofstadt: We’ll give Ireland Brexit cash

In his only newspaper interview during his visit here, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit co-ordinator speaks of the negative impact on Ireland if the Brexit agreement ‘is not well done’

24th September, 2017
Guy Verhofstadt: ‘The hard border will be back if we do nothing’

Enda Kenny asked for it. Now Guy Verhofstadt has pledged that the EU will provide dedicated funding to help Ireland cope with the effects of Brexit.

In a major interview with this newspaper, Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit co-ordinator, says he believes the EU could draw the money from existing funds such as the €80 billion social fund or the €63 billion cohesion fund. He adds that the EU has always responded to such...

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