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Belgium: Irish EU commissioner expresses hope on Brexit border issue01:44

Belgium: Irish EU commissioner expresses hope on Brexit border issue

Belgium, Brussels
November 29, 2017 at 16:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan expects there to be "movement" on Brexit negotiations in regards to the Irish border issue, in Brussels, on Wednesday.

Hogan stated, "while we all want to see a soft Brexit in the context of a frictionless trading arrangement and frictionless freedom of movement of people on the border between northern and southern Ireland, we don’t hear much detail in terms of the how, in relation to how that’s going to be achieved by the United Kingdom at this stage."

He added, "I expect that we will see movement in this regard in the next few days as well. And hopefully we will, because nobody wants to see a situation where we have to again, in December, declare insufficient progress in order to allow the next phase."

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Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan expects there to be "movement" on Brexit negotiations in regards to the Irish border issue, in Brussels, on Wednesday.

Hogan stated, "while we all want to see a soft Brexit in the context of a frictionless trading arrangement and frictionless freedom of movement of people on the border between northern and southern Ireland, we don’t hear much detail in terms of the how, in relation to how that’s going to be achieved by the United Kingdom at this stage."

He added, "I expect that we will see movement in this regard in the next few days as well. And hopefully we will, because nobody wants to see a situation where we have to again, in December, declare insufficient progress in order to allow the next phase."

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