brussels - The ambassadors of 27 EU members minus Great Britain have been told that there will be no Brexit agreement on Sunday. EU officials thus contradict an earlier report that the Brexit negotiators would have reached an agreement on the departure of Great Britain from the EU on Sunday. The Politico website reported that on the basis of information from three EU diplomats.
The three confirmed, on condition of anonymity, that there would be an agreement about the departure of the British. Senior EU negotiators denied that there was an agreement and also said that there was no green light on Sunday evening. The negotiators of both parties have proposed to end the talks until the EU summit that starts on Wednesday for the 28 heads of government.
According to EU negotiator Michel Barnier, there is still no agreement on the Irish border issue. Ireland wants Brexit to remain open to the border with Northern Ireland. 'Despite great efforts, there are still some important issues open, including the Irish issue,' Barnier said.
The EU wants the British to have the assurance that Northern Ireland will stay within the EU economy if no trade agreement is reached during the negotiations. The British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Unionist allies in Belfast want a hard line between EU member Ireland and Northern Ireland.
On Thursday, the heads of government of the EU countries will meet for a summit. Then British Prime Minister May will try to make a deal with Brussels about the conditions of the British departure from the European Union. This agreement must then start in March 2019.