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Varadkar looks forward to Johnson’s new offer for Brexit

October 2, 2019

DUBLIN, Oct. 2 (Reuters / EP) –

The Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, has avoided valuing the new plan of the United Kingdom to negotiate an agreement on Brexit 'in extremis', although he has pointed out that the ideas that have come to light in recent hours “are not encouraging “precisely.

“In relation to any proposal that may occur today, I do not want to comment on it until I have the opportunity to see it and study it,” Varadkar said before Parliament. “Without a doubt, what we have heard is not encouraging and would not serve as a basis for any agreement,” he added.

Johnson's plan to present to Brussels raises a special relationship in commercial terms between Northern Ireland and the EU for four years, but the immediate departure of the customs union, according to British media. London wants to eliminate the emergency plan ('backstop', in community jargon) included in the current pact.

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney cataloged “worrisome” ideas immediately after they began to come to light. “If the information we read tonight is true, I don't think it's the basis of any agreement, that's for sure,” he said Tuesday night on television.