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Belgium: No sign of UK initiative to reopen Brexit talks - head of EU Parliament

Belgium, Brussels
September 12, 2019 at 16:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Head of EU Parliament, David Sassoli told the press that UK hasn't proposed "any alternative that would be legally and practically credible," to reopen the Brexit negotiations and solve the Irish backstop issue, in Brussels, on Thursday.

Sassoli regretted he hadn't seen "any initiative" from London to unblock the Brexit talks.

EU chief stressed the importance of the Irish backstop in the deal as Brussels' key requirement: "There will be no [Brexit] agreement without the backstop."

He stressed that this position is "fundamental."

Mandatory credit: EBS

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Head of EU Parliament, David Sassoli told the press that UK hasn't proposed "any alternative that would be legally and practically credible," to reopen the Brexit negotiations and solve the Irish backstop issue, in Brussels, on Thursday.

Sassoli regretted he hadn't seen "any initiative" from London to unblock the Brexit talks.

EU chief stressed the importance of the Irish backstop in the deal as Brussels' key requirement: "There will be no [Brexit] agreement without the backstop."

He stressed that this position is "fundamental."

Mandatory credit: EBS

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