Belgium: Barnier unveils draft Brexit treaty

The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier unveiled his draft Brexit treaty in Brussels on Wednesday, including a 'provocative' section about the new hard border in Ireland.

"To maintain full alignment with those rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union which, now or in the future, support North-South cooperation, the all-island economy and the protection of the Good Friday Agreement. This is the backstop solution," said Barnier.

This is one of three new proposed solutions to solve the hard border issue. The so-called backstop would effectively create a common regulatory framework for the whole the island.

The UK government responded by saying that the text threatens the constitutional and territorial integrity of the nation.

The complete draft text is 120-pages long and contains 168-articles.

Advertisement
Code: Travel6. It is required to enter a promotional code. The promotion applies to a certain group of goods. The promotion is available to all shop customers. The promotion is available without any restrictions on the amount of the order.

More videos

Colorful rice fields in SW China
Xinhua 21 Sep 2018 08:52 CEST

Colorful rice fields in SW China