Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson has said the resolution currently being debated in the European Parliament recognises that a special arrangement is required for the north.
Speaking from Brussels, Martina Anderson said:
“This resolution currently before the European Parliament is hugely significant as is goes further in recognising that a special solution is needed for the North as a result of Brexit.
“Through our Group’s (GUE/NGL) membership of the Brexit Steering Group we have been able to shape this resolution in order to address the concerns around the border and citizens rights.
“As a result this resolution calls for no diminution of rights, including employment rights and social rights.
“It also formally welcomes the backstop option which would see the north remain in the customs union.
“It also states that our democratic rights in the north should not be reduced, signalling EU acceptance for people in the north to continue to have representation in the European Parliament.
“I look forward to this debate and the resolution passing with the support of Parliament.” Ends/Críoch