EU has ‘limited’ appetite for post-Brexit migration deal with UK

Commissioner’s stance underlines difficulty of task facing Liz Truss as she steps into David Frost’s brief

The Guardian

By Jennifer Rankin in Brussels
Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

A senior EU official has said she does not expect the bloc to strike a migration deal with the UK because of disputes over the Brexit agreement.

Ylva Johansson, the European commissioner for home affairs, said EU member states had a “limited” appetite for an agreement with the UK to manage asylum seekers and migrants, citing concerns over the post-Brexit trade deal and the Northern Ireland protocol.

Instead, she said, the focus should be on “practical cooperation” to curb attempts by people to cross the channel from France, such as police cooperation and intelligence sharing.

Publish : 2021-12-20 21:33:00

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