Michel Barnier, the European Commission Chief Negotiator for Article 50 Negotiations with the UK, made a statement following talks with Simon Coveney, Irish Minister for foreign Affairs and Trade. Barnier said that Ireland’s interests are the Union’s interests, Ireland’s concerns are the Union’s concerns and the EU institutions are united in this. Barnier and Coveney discussed how to take forward the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland. Their aim is that the Common Travel Area and Good Friday Agreement are not affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
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