Germany’s foreign minister says Boris Johnson must be more ‘realistic and pragmatic’ if he wants a trade deal 06/08/2020
Flagging trade talks have seen little progress.
Michel Barnier schools Mark Francois on the Brexit deal he backed in the House of Commons 10/07/2020
Michel Barnier has schooled Brexiteer MP Mark Francois on the Withdrawal Agreement that he and his European Research Group (ERG) colleagues voted for, and told him that him there was no “added value” in leaving the EU.
How do you solve a problem like Suella? The legal aspects of breach and termination of the withdrawal agreement 23/02/2020
Today’s papers bring another story that the UK might be planning to breach the Brexit withdrawal agreement – including the report that the new Attorney-General Suella Braverman is poised to attempt to justify this legally. So what happens if the UK (or the EU) breaches the withdrawal agreement is not a hypothetical issue.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says a no-deal Brexit is a risk now because the UK is looking for something very different to what was committed to in the Political Declaration [4 mins] 17/05/2020
Michel Barnier also accused Boris Johnson’s government of rowing back on commitments made in writing by Britain at the point before exit.
The EU's long-held insistence on level playing field provisions continues. How does the UK see its commitments to the Irish Protocol and the Political Declaration and what impact will deviation have on its credibility in other trade talks?
Prime Minister will not abide by political declaration following new election mandate.
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.
No-deal Brexit: Government accused of playing ‘blame game’ as Gove says EU refusing to negotiate 06/08/2019
The Government has been accused of trying to play the “blame game” over a no-deal Brexit, as Michael Gove claimed that the EU was refusing to negotiate with Britain.
Germany warns Tory leadership contenders they won't be able to renegotiate Theresa May's deal 18/06/2019
Germany lined up behind other EU states and official to warn that a new UK prime minister will not be able to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement struck between the EU and Theresa May.
It is apposite that Sky News are now badging all of their Brexit coverage with the label ‘Brexit Crisis’. For the political crisis which has been incipient since, at least, the 2017 General Election is now well underway, and will almost certainly intensify.
Political declaration but not withdrawal agreement could be re-opened, Michel Barnier says.
Political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom 22/11/2018
Brexit Republic - Ep. 17 22/11/2018
Last week, a Withdrawal Agreement, this week a Political Declaration. A frightening acceleration of developments after two and a half years. RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at the text, who's happy and who's not.