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‘Same significant divergences persist’, EU negotiator says – with just 35 days left to avert a crash-out.
No-deal looms as deadline little more than a month away.
Michel Barnier says further negotiations would be pointless if UK does not change stance says further negotiations would be pointless if UK does not change stance.
Businesses will have to adjust to new trading conditions in the middle of a pandemic.
Differences remain on old stumbling blocks of governance, fish and level playing field.
Michel Barnier and David Frost will resume talks on Thursday via video call, after a fortnight of face-to-face meetings
Former terror law reviewer David Anderson warns of serious impact on fight against cross-border crime.
Second phone call on Tuesday fails to convince UK to return to table.
Macron insists there is no margin for negotiation over French fishing rights.
EU leaders have dropped a pledge to "intensify" Brexit negotiations after this week's summit, in signs that Brussels is prepared to call Boris Johnson's bluff on his threat to walk away from trade talks.
A recurrent claim of the Leave campaign during the 2016 EU referendum was that it would be easy for the United Kingdom, once it had decided to leave the EU, to agree with the larger countries of the Union, notably Germany and France ... But the misconception was illuminating for its misjudgement of the European Union and the solidarity between its members.
Europe Letter: UK’s reputation diminished as EU capitals digest declaration to break law
‘We stand by our commitments’, says president Ursula von der Leyen.
EU sources fear Boris Johnson hasn’t yet got backing for compromises on state aid to business
Proposed procedures for importing and exporting of goods are “convoluted, expensive and will seriously hamper trade with other countries”, says BMPA.
'A case in point: is not refusing to list as a third country for food imports (SPS).'
Boris Johnson is facing a growing rebellion among senior Conservatives over his controversial Internal Market Bill - while former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major urged MPs to reject it, saying it risked putting the Irish peace process, trade negotiations and the UK's integrity at peril.
European parliament leaders have vowed to block any future UK-EU trade deal if Boris Johnson goes ahead with a bill which would violate the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
The Northern Ireland secretary admitted that the Government was intending to break international law - specifically the EU Withdrawal Agreement, which sets out how Britain and the EU would agree new rules on trade between Britain and Northern Ireland.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned Boris Johnson not to break international law by attempting to redefine the terms of the protocol.
Brussels suspicions come as European commission chief warns Britain to abide by Northern Ireland protocol.
Ministers are planning new legislation that would override a key part of last year's EU withdrawal agreement.