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EU Open to Assurances But Not Renegotiation of Brexit Deal, Officials Say

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement about plans to defer Parliament’s vote on the Brexit deal.Source: Bloomberg
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The European Union won’t allow U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to reopen negotiations over the Brexit divorce deal -- but it could offer some of the reassurances she says she wants, officials said.

The EU is prepared to add wording to the effect it has no wish to force the U.K. into a never-ending “backstop” arrangement in the absence of a broader trade deal and it will do all it can to avoid it, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity citing the sensitivity of the matter.