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EU countries offer support on Irish backstop issue as Brexit deal falls apart


EU countries offer support on Irish backstop issue as Brexit deal falls apart
Germany, the Netherlands and other countries are ready to make further concessions on the backstop solution that is included in the draft Brexit deal that British lawmakers rejected on Tuesday. (Image Credit: Flickr)

The European Union may make further concessions to Britain regarding the border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday, citing diplomatic sources in Brussels. Germany, the Netherlands and other countries are ready to make further concessions on the backstop solution that is included in the draft Brexit deal that British lawmakers rejected on Tuesday, but only if Ireland approves, the newspaper added.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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