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    Withdrawal Agreement Can't Be Reopened – EU Chief Brexit Negotiator

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May has already rejected calls for a second referendum, pointing out that the United Kingdom should not delay its withdrawal from the European Union. The country is expected to leave the bloc on 29 March.

    EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday that the Brexit deal can't be reopened.

    Commenting on the Irish border issue, the EU official noted that the backstop is the only possible solution. He added that the EU is ready to assist with finding alternative solutions to the backstop during the transition period.

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    Barnier's comment comes with the United Kingdom set to leave the bloc in less than two months' time, however, the UK House of Commons has not yet approved the draft Brexit withdrawal deal, citing concerns over the backstop. The European Union has said the agreement is not open for renegotiation.

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