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EU receives ‘series of confidential’ Brexit papers

by LLB Reporter
19th Sep 19 1:54 pm

The British government has announced they have shared with the EU a “series of confidential technical non-papers” reflecting their Brexit ideas.

The government will submit formal written solution “when we are ready” so they do not meet an “artificial deadline.”

A spokeswoman for the UK government said, “We have been having detailed discussions with the commission’s taskforce 50 in recent weeks.

“We have now shared in written form a series of confidential technical non-papers which reflect the ideas the UK has been putting forward.

“We will table formal written solutions when we are ready, not according to an artificial deadline, and when the EU is clear that it will engage constructively on them as a replacement for the backstop.”

A European Commission spokeswoman said, “With regards to written proposals, I can confirm that we have received documents from the UK and, on this basis, we will have technical discussions today and tomorrow on some aspects of customs, manufactured goods and sanitary and phytosanitary rules.

“Then the discussion will also take place at political level because Michel Barnier, the commission’s chief negotiator, will meet Steve Barclay on Friday.”

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