Michel Barnier: No Irish Border Breakthrough For Weeks

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Michel Barnier, the chief Brexit negotiator of the European Union, says that it is not likely that a deal regarding the difficult issue of the Irish border can be expected during the coming weeks.

Barnier says that as a compliance to the agreement regarding the guidelines that will govern the negotiations on future trade and relations with the United Kingdom that was agreed upon during the past month, the negotiators of both sides are now currently concentrating on various technical details. He says that any kind of breakthrough is not likely to be expected before the end of June this year.

The chief EU Brexit negotiator spoke after his meeting with Andrej Babis, the acting Czech Prime Minister, that was held in Prague.

The European Union and the United Kingdom both agree that there must be no customs posts or other infrastructure between Northern Ireland after the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union. However, an agreement on how this can be done is not yet agreed upon. Northern Kingdom is part of the United Kingdom and Ireland, a current member of the European Union.

The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union in March of next year.