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Irish border checks inevitably disruptive after no-deal Brexit: EU

Reuters | Dublin | Updated: 04-09-2019 16:30 IST | Created: 04-09-2019 16:29 IST
Irish border checks inevitably disruptive after no-deal Brexit: EU
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The European Union is still in talks with Dublin over how to organize border checks on the island of Ireland in case of a no-deal Brexit but such controls would inevitably be "disruptive", according to officials in the bloc's hub, Brussels.

One of the officials said the so-called Irish backstop -- bitterly contested by Britain and the reason behind the House of Commons' repeated rejection of their EU divorce deal -- is the only way to avoid such disruptions after Brexit.


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