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Michel_Barnier_EP_2 What does the EU's Brexit offering mean for the negotiations?
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  Help WikiTribune report on the EU's draft Brexit bill and the key points of contention
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  <strong>Ahead of a new round of Brexit negotiations, the European Commission <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/EC-draft_withdrawal_agreement.pdf">released its draft agreement</a> on the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU on February 28. Help <em>WikiTribune </em>report on the EU negotiating position and how it stands against what they, and the UK government, have said previously.</strong>
  Read the document <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/EC-draft_withdrawal_agreement.pdf">here.</a>
  The 119-page document <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-1243_en.htm" rel="external">sets out the EU’s negotiating position </a>ahead of renewed talks with the UK government that begin next month. The draft confirms the EU’s position (<a href="https://www.ft.com/content/56dbd2d8-1a2d-11e8-aaca-4574d7dabfb6" rel="external">first reported by the <em>FT</em></a>) that the only way to avoid a “hard border” between Ireland and Northern Ireland, preventing the risk of undermining the Good Friday peace agreement, is to maintain full regulatory alignment between both jurisdictions.
  The British government has previously stated that any regulatory barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK would be unacceptable.
  See <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/02/27/european_union/trade-transition-and-the-irish-border-a-brexit-talks-crib-sheet/52275/"><em>WikiTribune’s</em> crib sheet</a> on the Brexit talks - how do the negotiating positions compare to the <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/EC-draft_withdrawal_agreement.pdf">EU's draft withdrawal agreement</a>?
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  Current Affairs, Diplomacy, Europe, European Union, Politics, United Kingdom, European Union
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