European Commission: Brexit withdrawal agreement must include environmental protections

Securing a backstop arrangement on the Irish border would require the UK to sign up to a non-regression clause on environmental standards, European Commission officials told member states on Friday, according to sources consulted by the Financial Times

Martin Callanan
“We’re working hard for a deal. There are a number of important issues that we have to get bottomed out, but we can’t rush it,” DExEU minister of state Martin Callanan said as he arrived for the General Affairs Council

Securing a backstop arrangement on the Irish border would require the UK to sign up to a non-regression clause on environmental standards, European Commission officials told member states on Friday, according to sources consulted by the Financial Times (FT).

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