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WorldEU's Juncker, Britain's May to meet on Brexit on Wednesday

16:05  19 february  2019
16:05  19 february  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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"The EU 27 will not reopen the withdrawal agreement. We cannot accept a time limit to the backstop or unilateral exit clause," the Commission' s spokesman Margaritis Schinas, told a regular news briefing. Britain ' s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay is then due back in Brussels mid-week for more talks with

BREXIT UPDATE: Juncker & May will meet again tomorrow but NO BACKSTOP LIMIT (19th February 2019). UK Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels tomorrow ( Wednesday 20th February 2019) to "take stock of the latest state of play on Brexit " with the head BREXIT : " EU happy to help

EU's Juncker, Britain's May to meet on Brexit on Wednesday© Reuters/Yves Herman FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends weekly College of Commissioners meeting in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Wednesday for more talks with European Union officials, part of a renewed push to get her Brexit deal passed by parliament.

Meetings between EU and British officials in recent days have yet to produce a breakthrough after the British parliament resoundingly defeated the divorce deal May agreed with the EU in November.

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BRUSSELS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Wednesday to “take stock of the latest state of play on Brexit ” with the head of the EU ’ s executive European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker , spokespeople of the latter said. “The EU 27 will not

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will meet top EU official Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday , pressing on with efforts to find a way to get their Brexit deal through Britain ' s parliament.

The main sticking point was the so-called backstop, an insurance policy to prevent the return of a hard border between EU-member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland.

"The EU 27 will not reopen the withdrawal agreement, we cannot accept a time limit to the backstop or a unilateral exit clause," said Margaritis Schinas, spokesman for the EU's executive European Commission.

"Further talks will be held this week to see whether a way through can be found that would gain the broadest possible support in the UK parliament and respect the guidelines agreed by the European Council," he told a news briefing.

"We are listening and working with the UK government to see how we can work for an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU on March 29."

Britain's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay is also due in Brussels mid-week for more talks with the bloc's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

The EU says the backstop is essential for peace and prosperity on the island of Ireland.

But it is strongly contested in Britain where eurosceptic critics fear it would trap the country in EU rules indefinitely, undercutting a key Brexit promise of pursuing an independent global trade policy.

(Reporting by Jan Strupczewski, Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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