September 6, 2017 / 10:50 PM / 6 months ago

EU to ask Britain to look for 'solutions' to Ireland border - Guardian

(Reuters) - The tensions between the European Union and Britain are heightening as the European Union will soon ask Britain to take responsibility for solving the Irish border problems, according to documents leaked to the Guardian.

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier holds a joint news conference with Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis (unseen) marking the end of the third formal negotiation session in Brussels, Belgium August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief negotiator, will ask Britain to work out "solutions" that avoid the creation of a hard border with Ireland, the newspaper also reported. (

The news comes after the Guardian earlier reported, based on a draft memo it reviewed, that Britain is considering measures to restrict immigration for all but the highest-skilled EU workers.

The British government and the European Union were not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Parikshit Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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