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Will the UK reach “sufficient progress” at the coming EU summit?

Recent disagreement on the Irish border question proves it is not guaranteed

By Aarti Shankar  

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

On 14th- 15th December, EU27 leaders will formally declare whether or not the UK and European Union have made “sufficient progress” on the three key withdrawal issues—the financial settlement, citizens’ rights, and Northern Ireland. This is set to be a pivotal moment in negotiations. All things going well, talks on the future relationship, including trade and transition, could begin in the New Year. But as we…

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