Key points of Michel Barnier's news briefing
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Transition period not 'a given', says Michel Barnier

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned that a transition period immediately after Brexit in 2019 is "not a given".

He outlined continuing disagreements between the UK and EU over issues like freedom of movement during the period.

He also said the UK's decision to leave the EU single market and customs union meant border checks at the Irish border were "unavoidable".

  • 09 Feb 2018
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