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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

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

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

Who is the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier?

The former French foreign minister has shown signs that he will play hardball in negotiations.

December 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU Brexit boss sets October 2018 deadline for end of UK divorce talks

The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator today (6 December) set an October 2018 deadline for the end of divorce talks with the UK, shortening the time for EU-British negotiations by … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

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