EU stands firm on Brexit backstop deal

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EU stands firm on Brexit backstop deal
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BRUSSELS, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The European Union executive said the backstop option was the only means identified by both London and the bloc to avoid a return to extensive border checks on the island of Ireland after Brexit.

On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a letter to the bloc demanding that the EU drop the backstop from the divorce deal.

“The letter does not provide a legal operational solution to prevent the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland,” European Commission...


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EU stands firm on Brexit backstop deal


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