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Irish PM Varadkar urges UK customs union with EU

Irish premier Leo Varadkar on Wednesday urged the UK to form a customs union with the EU. "I would like it to be considered the possibility of the customs union being formed between the UK and EU," he said, arriving at the Brussels summit. The customs union would help to solve the Irish border issue. "I have an open mind on short or long," Varadkar added, on the Brexit delay.

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