February 28, 2018 / 11:51 AM / in a year

EU-UK committee to oversee Irish border deal - draft Brexit treaty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A joint committee between the European Union and Britain shall oversee arrangements for the Irish border, the bloc said in its draft withdrawal treaty published on Wednesday, also setting out a special zone covering Ireland and Northern Ireland.

“The common regulatory area shall constitute an area without internal borders in which the free movement of goods is ensured and North-South cooperation protected,” a the draft said in a special protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Reporting by Brussels newsroom; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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