Post-Brexit trade talks: ‘Significant differences’ between UK and EU over human rights convention and fishing 05/03/2020
The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, was downbeat in his press conference after the conclusion of the talks.
There remain "serious" differences between the UK and EU after the first round of trade talks, the bloc's chief negotiator has said.
EU negotiator sets out main obstacles to deal, including rights convention and fishing.
EU tells UK to respect its independence 05/03/2020
Chief negotiator Michel Barnier says 'the EU sets its own conditions for opening up its markets for goods and services'
Financial services companies must accept EU regulations if they want access to continental markets post-Brexit, Barnier says 26/02/2020
Checks and controls on all UK exports to EU whether or not trade deal struck, says Brussels negotiator.
UK dismisses EU call for its trawlers to continue operating in UK waters.
EU negotiator signals future relationship negotiations are on course for acrimonious start.
Senior ministers expected to sign off on the UK’s negotiating blueprint on Tuesday.
As the EU and UK continue to prepare for the trade negotiations, there are clear signs that all is not well when it comes to implementing the divorce part of Brexit, in particular the Irish Protocol.
French government wants stronger UK commitments on ‘level playing field’ with EU
Vote comes as bloc wields its powers to force change in UK domestic law during transition.
EU chief Brexit negotiator scotches hopes of special deal for City of London.
NICOLA Sturgeon has told leaders in Brussels that she will use the powers of Holyrood to ensure Scotland keeps a close relationship with the EU.
EU chief negotiator responds to PM’s claim that UK will now be free from Brussels regulations.
EU CHIEF Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is to meet Sinn Féin and DUP representatives today as the countdown begins to the UK leaving the European Union on Friday.
United bloc will continue to protect its interests, say Michel Barnier and Leo Varadkar
Michel Barnier adviser Stefaan De Rynck warns that EU "will not tolerate any backsliding or half measures" on PM's Brexit deal.
EU threatens Boris Johnson with 'sanctions' if he fails to implement controversial Irish sea goods checks 23/01/2020
UK could be fined by the European Court of Justice which - to the likely fury of Tory MPs – will retain the power if there is 'any backsliding'.
European parliament says mixed messages have caused ‘unhelpful uncertainty’.
EU confirms there will be border checks inside UK under Brexit deal, contradicting Boris Johnson’s false claim 14/01/2020
There will be border checks on trade inside the UK under the Brexit deal negotiated by Boris Johnson, the EU’s chief negotiator has said.
Michel Barnier protests at risk to independent watchdog meant to protect residents’ rights – as prime minister seeks to open trade talks.
Boris Johnson's Brexit timetable does not give enough time for full trade agreement, Michel Barnier says 09/01/2020
Chief negotiator sets out red lines for ‘basic agreement’ and says UK will have to agree to ‘level playing field’ if it wants access to European markets.
Brexit will not get done by 2021, EU chief negotiator admits in leaked recording that blows hole in Boris Johnson promise 11/12/2019
Michel Barnier’s bombshell private admission directly contradicts PM’s ‘get Brexit done’ slogan