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EU's Barnier says must prepare for a 'no-deal' Brexit

EU's Barnier says must prepare for a 'no-deal' Brexit
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BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday the bloc must prepare for a no-deal Brexit, even if its goal was an orderly exit.

The EU needed to be well prepared for everything, Barnier said, telling German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk: “That includes the no-deal scenario.”

He said the issue of the Irish border with Northern Ireland was “the most sensitive point” of the negotiations. Of a solution to the issue, he added: “I think that is possible.”

(Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

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