April 30, 2018 / 11:23 AM / 20 days ago

EU's Barnier says must be prepared for risk of no Brexit deal

DUNDALK, Ireland (Reuters) - The European Union must be prepared for the real risk that negotiations over Britain’s departure from the bloc will end without a deal, the EU’s Brexit negotiator said on Monday.

Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, and Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend an all All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dundalk, Ireland, April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

“In the coming months of negotiations the key point is to conclude a withdrawal agreement. We are not yet there and to be clear, not only because of the Irish/Northern Ireland border,” Michel Barnier said at a conference in Ireland.

“There is a real risk and we have to be prepared for any options, including no deal. It’s not my option.”

Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Alison Williams

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