UK’s May seeks Brexit concessions

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January 30, 2019 - 11:16 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union Brexit officials insisted today that the EU’s divorce agreement with Britain cannot be renegotiated as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to seek fresh concessions from the bloc just weeks before her country is set to leave.

“The EU institutions remain united, and we stand by the agreement that we have negotiated with the U.K.,” Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told reporters, as he left a meeting of the European Parliament’s Brexit committee.

Britain is scheduled to exit the EU on March 29 — the first country ever to do so — but an agreement governing its departure is held up in the British Parliament, mostly due to a border measure known as the Irish “backstop.”

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