Sven Giegold
Spitzenkandidat von Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen für die Europawahl

Sprecher der Europagruppe Grüne
„Kommt, wir bauen das neue Europa!“

Brexit: Agreement on the Irish border is a fake compromise

Brexit-Verhandlungen May und Juncker

On today’s agreement between the negotiators of the United Kingdom and the European Union MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group commented:


“The opening of the next phase of the Brexit negotiations is based on a fake compromise. The promise to go without regulatory differences won’t be sufficient to avoid border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The principles of the common market demand a controlled border to third countries. Common rules for goods, services and capital belong to the single market, as does the freedom of movement for workers, payments into the EU budget and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. The European Parliament made very clear that those principles are inseparable. Thus, the Ireland issue remains unsolved.”