Brexit: May to press EU for "seamless" Irish borders

Aug 16, 2017, 6:19 AM EDT
British Prime Minister Theresa May
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The policy papers published by the U.K. government state that Prime Minister Theresa May will press the E.U. for maintaining unmanned check posts at the borders between North Ireland and the Irish Republic after Brexit.

The European Commission identifies the post-Brexit status of the land border between North Ireland, which will defect from the E.U., and the Republic, which will stay in the bloc, as an intricate issue that should be discussed upfront, writes The Guardian.

Separately, the British government is also considering plans to replace the E.U. peace funding for North Ireland after the Brexit, notes Reuters.