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Brussels warns on cost of Brexit ‘failure’

The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned of long lorry queues at Dover and shortages of nuclear fuel if divorce talks between Britain and the EU fail. Advertisements

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Verhofstadt accuses Brexiteers of destroying Churchill’s legacy

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator has accused British eurosceptics of destroying Winston Churchill’s legacy by taking the UK out of the EU.

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Juncker rules out second term to be tough on Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has strengthened his hand in the Brexit talks by ruling out a second term as president of the European Commission.

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ireland tells EU Brexit bosses ‘we are firmly on your side’

Ireland has told leading EU negotiators that its border with the United Kingdom must stay “invisible” after Brexit and said it was “firmly on the side” of the 27 remaining … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Post-Brexit trade deal with Trump will take years not days, warns former US ambassador to EU

EXCLUSIVE/ Any free trade agreement between Britain and the United States will take years rather than the 90 days mooted by Donald Trump’s supporters, the former US ambassador to the EU … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Boris Johnson is Theresa May’s biggest Brexit liability

The foreign secretary is loved by Eurosceptics and detested by EU negotiators.

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

EU won’t punish Britain for Brexit, claims Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today (18 January) said that the executive was not looking to punish Britain in EU-UK negotiations over Brexit.

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ukip vs “The Hof”: Why Italy’s Five Star Movement was rejected by EU liberals

The attempt by the liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt to form a controversial alliance with the populist Italian movement has failed, giving Ukip cause for celebration.

January 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Theresa May might look lonely, but cracks are showing in the EU’s united front

It has taken just under six months but power tussles over Brexit plans are exposing splits among the Brussels bigwigs.

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Verhofstadt threatens separate Brexit talks between EU Parliament and UK

European Parliament Brexit boss Guy Verhofstadt today (14 December) threatened to open up separate negotiations with the British, unless EU leaders meet his demand to be included in the UK-EU … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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