The European Union’s Chief Brexit Negotiator was speaking at European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year Award ceremony. Michel Barnier stated that Brexit did not trigger the end of the European Union as some people predicted but instead strengthen the unity within the trading bloc.
Mr Barnier said: “Contrary to what many predicted at the time of the 2016 Brexit referendum, Brexit did not trigger the end of the European Union but the strengthening of its unity.
“Today Brexit has exposed the consequences of leaving the EU for all to see.”
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