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"In all areas, the U.K. continues to backtrack," says EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier, accusing Boris Johnson's government of distancing itself from the political declaration previously agreed with the bloc
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has accused the UK of "backtracking" on its commitments in the latest round of post-Brexit trade talks.
Our recent #IsolationInsight event looked at the state of the Brexit negotiations, considering where they are, what’s happening and where the talks might go, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The EU fears that the UK government is deliberately stalling on Brexit trade deal negotiations, and may secretly be aiming to exit European trade arrangements without first agreeing a new deal.
The U.K. needs to be “more realistic” in its demands as trade talks with the European Union continue this week, according to the bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
‘The UK has been taking three steps back from the original commitments,’ says EU negotiator.
EU’s Michel Barnier writes to opposition leader repeating offer of two-year extension.
Britain’s chief negotiator, Sir David Frost, told a select committee hearing a decision will be made at 'leader level' next month.
UK proposals for implementing Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland deserve detailed scrutiny. No doubt the Commission will soon oblige! Below = some first thoughts from me (moving from the general to the specific) pending more critical reading & cross-checking ...
British trade experts have warned that the UK’s demands for a “Canada-style” Brexit trade deal with the EU are ‘unrealistic’.
EU chief negotiator blasts back at UK counterpart's letter.
'I remain convinced that with mutual respect and constructive engagement by the #UK across the board, on all issues of the negotiating table, we can move forward in the limited available time.'
'The most interesting point in @DavidGHFrost letter was the bit expressing incredulity at no European country being able to operate outside EU sphere. The EU is how countries of Europe (up until now, UK included) have come to organise their relationship over time.'
It is understandable, and even desirable from a business perspective, that many of the UK's demands on EU are ahemm, 'ambitious'. ...
"For others in the future, that will depend on the negotiations under way" on Britain's future relation with the EU, he said.
The downbeat assessment comes as EU negotiator Michel Barnier describes the latest round of negotiations as "disappointing".
But EU warns UK does not understand position it has got itself into.