October 9, 2019 / 10:56 AM / 6 days ago

EU's Oettinger rejects time limit to backstop, veto by Northern Ireland

FILE PHOTO: European Union Commissioners Guenther Oettinger and Margrethe Vestager arrive at a weekly college meeting of the EU executive in Brussels, Belgium, February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The backstop in Ireland cannot be subject to a time limit or be at risk of being vetoed by a third party, which Northern Ireland would be from the EU’s point of view after Brexit, the bloc’s top budget Commissioner Guenter Oettinger said.

Reporting by Marine Strauss, Gabriela Baczynska; editing by John Stonestreet

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