German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said that it’s up to the UK to come up with proposals to solve the issue of Irish backstop. He added that the European Commission is ready to discuss any proposal by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
On the other hand, European Commission spokesperson reiterated that “the Commission’s position when it comes to Brexit matters is well known and this remains a united, singular, EU position”. And, “we stand ready to engage constructively with the UK on any concrete proposals that are compatible with the Withdrawal Agreement.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that a solution for UK to find a solution to remove the Irish backstop from the withdrawal agreement can be achieved by October 31 Brexit date.