EU's Juncker says he is convinced Brexit will happen
There is still time for London and Brussels to make a Brexit deal, outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker stressed in televised remarks on Sunday, as the clock runs down to a October 31 deadline. "I believe that we still have a chance to reach an agreement," Juncker said in a statement.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said he is convinced Brexit will happen, reiterating that if Britain left the European Union without a deal there would be a new border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
"I'm convinced that Brexit will happen," he told Sky News in an interview last week, before he had seen the ideas Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government sent to Brussels to try to push Brexit talks forward.
Asked whether there would be a new border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland if there was a no-deal Brexit, Juncker said: "Yes ... We have to make sure that the interests of the European Union and of the internal market will be preserved."