President of the European Council Donald Tusk met with the European Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday, with the pair set to discuss the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU. A key sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations is the nature of the Irish border between the North and the Republic. Earlier on Monday, when commenting on a plan that is... Еще reportedly being considered by Downing Street, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar dismissed the claims that a pre-registration may be required for transit across the Irish border to avoid personal checks and delays. Despite a preliminary accord on the Irish border reached in December 2017, the UK government has not provided assurances that a hard border will not be introduced between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Varadkar has stressed that an accord on the border issue is a pre-condition for the start of trade talks.