August 23, 2019 / 10:22 AM / 24 days ago

Up to Britain to propose Irish border solutions - Germany

FILE PHOTO: People attend a protest against Brexit at the border crossing between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in Carrickcarnon, Ireland March 30. 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - It is up to Britain to come up with proposals to solve the issue of the Irish border backstop, a German government spokesman said on Friday.

Steffen Seibert added that the European Commission would be ready to discuss any proposals made by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who wants the Irish border backstop - which is a protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement - removed in full.

Reporting by Michelle Martin and Tassilo Hummel; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Thomas Seythal

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