He said the Prime Minister had shown he was willing to be "creative and flexible" by considering an all-Ireland approach to plant and animal checks and suggested that it was now for the European Commission to shift its stance.
She made clear that her idea of an acceptable Northern Ireland-only solution was different to mooted proposals for a Northern Ireland-only backstop, which she said "would bring about customs [checks] between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and that is unconstitutional and undemocratic".
The UK High Minister has demanded that the backstop - a contingency thought to remain a troublesome border by maintaining the UK aligned with many of Brussels' tips - ought to be scrapped.
Described as an "ambush" by United Kingdom news outlets like the Telegraph and the Sun, the working lunch meeting between Juncker and Johnson in Luxembourg last Monday was encouraging, Juncker told Sky News on Sunday.
"The backstop was never an instrument having been put in place for whatever will happen".
The withdrawal agreement negotiated by the former British minister, Theresa May, and the European Union, has been rejected three times by the House of Commons because numerous deputies oppose the safeguard included in the document.
He added: "I'm not an architect of new border stations".
"We are still waiting for serious proposals from the British government", Coveney said. "We ought to composed no longer play with this".
Mr Barclay said failing to leave the European Union on October 31 was "not an option for this Government" but was challenged over how Mr Johnson's administration would comply with the law aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit.
"By leaving the negotiation exclusively to the EU, Mr Juncker is saying that Dublin will have to erect a hard border in order to protect the health and safety of EU citizens".
Brussels was "in no way responsible" for the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, Juncker told Sky News.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, shakes hands with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson prior to a meeting In Luxembourg, Sept. 16, 2019.
The European Price president acknowledged: "I invent no longer know if here's precious. I rather consider that this was not very helpful but it's his decision".
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with British Prime Minister Boris Johnston at Government Buildings.
Boris Johnson headed off this weekend for the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations summit in NY where, despite an official focus on subjects including the environment and Iran, Brexit seems likely to yet again dominate the prime minister's agenda. Breaking the law is not a good idea.
"That doesn't sound like a fair deal to me".
"Of course we will respect whatever the legal ruling is from the Supreme Court, whether it's tomorrow or later in the week", Raab told the BBC.
The EU side worries London may be making the same mistake as those of former British premiers Theresa May and David Cameron grappling with Brexit. "We need an Irish solution to an Irish problem".