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United Kingdom guarantees soft border with Ireland

United Kingdom guarantees soft border with Ireland

The EU says negotiations on its future relations with Britain can't start until sufficient progress has been made on three initial issues: how much money the United Kingdom will have to pay to settle its outstanding commitments to the bloc; whether security checks and customs duties will be instituted on the Irish border; and the status of 3 million EU nationals living in Britain.

A third round of Brexit negotiations is due to begin at the end of August, focused on Britain's financial settlement, the issue of expatriate rights, and the border between British-controlled Northern Ireland and Ireland. While some of its citizens identify as Irish, others identify as British.

European Union citizens will be allowed to continue to travel freely to Britain after Brexit, but workers will require permits under new plans being drafted in London, The Times daily has reported.

It rejected the idea of an effective customs border in the Irish Sea that separates England, Wales and Scotland from Ireland and Northern Ireland as "not constitutionally or economically viable".

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He said that 80% of the trade crossing the border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland was from small business.

It comes after officials published the second Brexit negotiating position paper on the contentious issue of the Irish border, which includes preserving the Common Travel Area between the two countries. We want to explore a potential future programme post-2020 with the Northern Ireland Executive and Irish Government.

The UK is set to formally leave the EU in March 2019, and with it the EU customs union.

The other approach details a new customs partnership with the EU in which a UK-EU customs border would not be needed.

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Now people and goods are able to move freely between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

The European Union replied to the paper on the same day of its release, saying the issue concerns bilateral relations and can not be addressed before sufficient progress has been made in negotiating the details of Brexit.

Britain said it was determined that "nothing agreed as part of the U.K.'s exit in any way undermines" the Northern Ireland peace agreement.

Commenting on the Government's paper the National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond said: "The NFU has long called for a transitional deal that maintains as free and frictionless trade in agri-food products as possible and it is pleasing to see Government recognise the concerns of the sector".

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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said on Twitter that the sooner the Irish question, along with the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and the country's "divorce bill" is settled, the quicker negotiations can move to questions of customs and the future EU-UK relationship.


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