1st Dec 2023


Barnier open to extending Brexit transition period

On the eve of the EU summit in Brussels, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday that he is ready to propose fresh ideas to reach a Brexit deal by next month and is open to extending Britain's Brexit transition period by another year. According to the Financial Times, Barnier's vision is for a "two tier" backstop to ensure an open border in Ireland.

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