Juncker: a Brexit deal must be found

European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday it was possible to strike a Brexit deal between next week’s European summit in Brussels and a possible summit in November, but that the Irish issue remained the trickiest one.

“Those who place all their bets on the scenario of a no-deal are wrong: we will have to find a deal. And I think we will find it,” he told Le Monde newspaper in an interview.

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Jean-Claude Juncker

“The Irish issue is obviously extra difficult. It’s true we are not where we should be to strike a deal,” Juncker said.

“In any case, if Ireland finds itself in a situation where it can’t accept the solutions put forward, we won’t conclude: ‘Ireland First’,” he said, without elaborating.

Reuters

Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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