< img src =" https://i.cbc.ca/1.5290273.1568920982!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/britain-eu-juncker.jpg" > A Brexit deal is possible, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker specified on Thursday, consisting of that if the Irish border backstop which the British government wants eliminated may be changed with alternatives, it would not be required.
” I think we can have an offer,” Juncker stated in an interview with Sky News, consisting of that he didn’t understand if the possibilities of a deal were more than 50-50.
The controversial backstop– an insurance coverage to keep the delicate Irish border open and without border controls under any situations after Brexit– has so far shown to be the primary stumbling block in the tortuous Brexit talks.Juncker reiterated
that he didn’t have a special accessory to the backstop if another service was found in the negotiations with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.” As far as the so-called alternative arrangements are worried, permitting us and Britain to accomplish the main goals of the backstop … if the outcomes exist, I do not appreciate the instrument,” he said.” If the goals are satisfied, all of them, then we do not need the backstop.” If the results exist, I do not value the instrument.– Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission president Sterling struck a two-month high versus the American dollar on Juncker’s remarks, increasing to $1.2546 US
, its highest considered that July 19. Juncker’s remarks were clips drawn from a longer interview to be transmitted on Sunday.Asked about reports that Northern
Ireland might follow EU standards on food and farming with other checks being done far from the border, the reporter who spoke to Juncker approximated him as specifying:” It is the basis of a deal … it is the beginning point and the arrival point.” Johnson’s predecessor, Prime Minister Theresa Might, prepared the present withdrawal agreement with the European Union nevertheless regularly failed to get British legislators to back it, with the backstop a considerable sticking point. She resigned previously this year.Under the backstop, Might concurred that the U.K. would be tied to the EU’s trading and other standards unless and up until another choice is found for the Irish border issue.London proposed to Brussels previously this month that typical rules for checking animals and animal products may be developed throughout the island of Ireland as part of an alternative to the backstop arrangement.Source.