FILE PHOTO - Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny leaves the European Council after a meeting with EU Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, Belgium, March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has previously asked fellow members of the bloc to acknowledge that Northern Ireland would, like East Germany in 1990, automatically enter the EU in the event of unification with the existing member state, the Irish Republic.
Kenny will ask the other 26 leaders meeting in Brussels to endorse a negotiating plan for Britain’s withdrawal to give a political endorsement to what Irish and EU legal experts say is the position in international law of such territorial changes.
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“It would merely state the obvious, i.e. that also a united Ireland would continue being a member of the EU,” a source close to preparations for the European Council said.
“The EU does of course not take a stance on the possibility of a united Ireland. Should this question arise, it would be for the peoples of Ireland and Northern Ireland …