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EU's Barnier on Irish Brexit concerns - determined to find solutions
February 8, 2017 / 1:14 PM / 9 months ago

EU's Barnier on Irish Brexit concerns - determined to find solutions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission’s chief negotiator for Britain’s exit from the 28-nation bloc, Michel Barnier, said on Wednesday he was determined to find solutions to concerns of Ireland about how the effects of Britain’s exit on Dublin.

FILE PHOTO: Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, holds a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

In a tweet, Barnier said he met on Wednesday with a cross-party delegation of Irish parliamentarians to discuss their concerns, of which one is that after Britain leaves the EU in 2019, the land border between Ireland and Northern Ireland will become the new border of the European Union.

“Fully aware of Irish concerns, determined to find solutions,” Barnier said on Twitter.

Reporting By Jan Strupczewski; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel

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