Belgium: May back in Brussels to battle it out over Brexit backstop

UK Prime Minister Theresa May returned to Brussels on Wednesday evening, hours after facing PMQs in London, where she was greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker, who was sporting a plaster on his face from a shaving accident, joked that he used to be a prime minister when May was addressed as such. Top of May's agenda is the question over the Irish backstop as... Еще she seeks Brussels' word that custom checks at the Republic/North border will not run for an unspecified period of time. She will attempt to get legally-binding assurances from Juncker so she can return to the House of Commons with an amended deal, however, the EC has already said radical changes to their previous agreement are not expected. May believes the backstop issue is key to winning Parliament's favour and forcing her Brexit deal through by February 26, when she is due to update MPs on her progress in Brussels.

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