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EU will do all it can to avoid hard Irish border after Brexit: Commission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive said on Wednesday the bloc would do its utmost to avoid extensive border controls between EU member state Ireland and Britain’s province of Northern Ireland regardless of how Brexit goes, a spokesman said.

“The EU is determined to do all it can – deal or no deal- to avoid a hard border in Ireland,” the Commission’s chief spokesman, Margaritis Schinas, told a news conference.

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