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Some Issues Remain, But Brexit Deal Is Possible – Irish PM Leo Varadkar

Unic Press UK: The Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said there’s a pathway to an agreement on Brexit in the coming weeks, describing a 3-hour meeting Thursday with the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, as “very positive and very promising”.

Speaking to reporters after the Varadkar raised hopes of a Brexit deal at a time many had concluded that Johnson’s proposal to the European Union on Brexit are in tatters.

“This is a very sensitive issue and rather a very sensitive stage at the moment… I am now absolutely convinced that both Ireland and Britain want there to be an agreement and that’s in the interest of Ireland and United Kingdom and the European Union as a whole… I do see a pathway to an agreement in the coming weeks. There are, of course, issues yet to be fully resolved” he said.

Some of the key issues yet to be determined includes the nature, if any, of customs checks and infrastructure near the Irish border, a mutually agreed alternative to the Irish backstop.

The British government has submitted legal text, which provides technical detail on the customs and goods regulations on the island of Ireland, but the EU has yet to make a final decision.

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