10/18, 12:34 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Coveney: EU, UK need more time to discuss NI

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney insisted on Monday that the European Union and the United Kingdom should be given additional time to negotiate a solution to the issues related to Northern Ireland's trading arrangement.

"There is a process of dialogue now agreed between both sides and I think we need to give that time and space to work. The EU has not said their package is a 'take it or leave it' package," Coveney told reporters.

The remarks come as Commissioner Maros Sefcovic and Britain's negotiator David Frost prepare to continue bilateral talks in Brussels later this week.

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