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Belgium: Tusk meets Europe's Brexit negotiator Barnier in Brussels

Belgium, Brussels
March 12, 2018 at 17:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

President of the European Council Donald Tusk met with the European Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday, with the pair set to discuss the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU.

A key sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations is the nature of the Irish border between the North and the Republic.

Earlier on Monday, when commenting on a plan that is reportedly being considered by Downing Street, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar dismissed the claims that a pre-registration may be required for transit across the Irish border to avoid personal checks and delays.

Despite a preliminary accord on the Irish border reached in December 2017, the UK government has not provided assurances that a hard border will not be introduced between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Varadkar has stressed that an accord on the border issue is a pre-condition for the start of trade talks.

El presidente del Consejo Europeo, Donald Tusk, se reunió el lunes con el negociador y jefe europeo para Brexit, Michel Barnier, en Bruselas, para discutir la retirada del Reino Unido de la UE.

Un punto clave en las negociaciones actuales del Brexit es la naturaleza de la frontera irlandesa entre el Norte y la República.

A pesar de un acuerdo preliminar en la frontera irlandesa alcanzado en diciembre de 2017, el gobierno del Reino Unido no ha ofrecido garantías de que no se establecerá una frontera firme entre Irlanda e Irlanda del Norte. Varadkar ha subrayado que un acuerdo sobre el tema fronterizo es una condición previa para el inicio de las conversaciones comerciales.

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President of the European Council Donald Tusk met with the European Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday, with the pair set to discuss the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU.

A key sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations is the nature of the Irish border between the North and the Republic.

Earlier on Monday, when commenting on a plan that is reportedly being considered by Downing Street, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar dismissed the claims that a pre-registration may be required for transit across the Irish border to avoid personal checks and delays.

Despite a preliminary accord on the Irish border reached in December 2017, the UK government has not provided assurances that a hard border will not be introduced between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Varadkar has stressed that an accord on the border issue is a pre-condition for the start of trade talks.

El presidente del Consejo Europeo, Donald Tusk, se reunió el lunes con el negociador y jefe europeo para Brexit, Michel Barnier, en Bruselas, para discutir la retirada del Reino Unido de la UE.

Un punto clave en las negociaciones actuales del Brexit es la naturaleza de la frontera irlandesa entre el Norte y la República.

A pesar de un acuerdo preliminar en la frontera irlandesa alcanzado en diciembre de 2017, el gobierno del Reino Unido no ha ofrecido garantías de que no se establecerá una frontera firme entre Irlanda e Irlanda del Norte. Varadkar ha subrayado que un acuerdo sobre el tema fronterizo es una condición previa para el inicio de las conversaciones comerciales.

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