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Tag: UK/EU negotiations

  • Monday, September 3rd 2018 - 09:20 UTC

    EU and UK clash openly over Theresa May's Chequers plan

    In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Mr Barnier said Mrs May's plans “would be the end of the single market and the European project”.

    The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said he is “strongly” opposed to key parts of Theresa May's proposals for a future trade deal. On Sunday morning the prime minister said she would not compromise on the UK government's Chequers plan.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    UK could consider an extension of Brexit talks if Parliament rejects withdrawal deal

    Davis pointed out that all EU member states would have to give their approval before the Article 50 process could be extended.

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested the UK government could consider asking for Brexit negotiations to be extended if Parliament votes down the withdrawal deal later this year. Speaking to the Exiting the EU Committee on Wednesday, Davis conceded that it would not be impossible to prolong Article 50 negotiations, having previously said that the deal would “fall” if MPs vote it down.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2018 - 09:37 UTC

    UK will come to regret its decision to leave the EU, says Juncker

    Addressing the European Parliament, Mr Juncker was cheered by Euro-skeptic MEPs as he noted the UK’s departure was due on March 29 2019.

    The UK will come to regret its decision to leave the European Union, Brussels’ top official has claimed. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said things “cannot remain as they are” for the UK in its relationship with the EU after leaving the bloc.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    German industry want UK in a customs union after Brexit

    Joachim Lang, chief executive of the BDI said that for German companies, duty-free and quota-free trade in goods is the minimum requirement”

    German firms ideally want the UK to stay in a customs union after Brexit, a powerful German industry group says. BDI said it would prefer a deep form of integration between Britain and the EU after Brexit. It had previously said the integrity of the single market for remaining European Union member states should be a priority.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 09:43 UTC

    Tusk insists EU does not want to build a wall, but Brexit means “drifting apart”

    an Parliament's Donald Tusk said the EU wanted an “ambitious and advanced” free trade deal - and continued access to UK waters for EU fishing vessels.

    Donald Tusk has insisted the EU “does not want to build a wall”, but Brexit means “we will be drifting apart”. The EU Council president said Theresa May wanted to “demonstrate at any price that Brexit could be a success”, but that was not the EU's objective. He was unveiling draft guidelines for the EU side of Brexit trade talks.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    An Irish “hard border” remains at the center of UK/EU Brexit debate

    Dublin and Brussels remain to be convinced that this can be avoided after UK leaves EU's customs union, unless Ulster continues to abide by its rules and of the single market

    The European Union is unlikely to accept the UK's latest proposal for avoiding a “hard border” on the island of Ireland after Brexit, the Irish government has said. Theresa May has said 80% of firms would face no new customs checks between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic and others would be simplified.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:46 UTC

    Theresa May and Donald Tusk clash over Brexit: “real political difficulties”

    May told Tusk a draft Brexit treaty published by EU was “unacceptable” in its proposal of keeping Northern Ireland effectively in an EU customs union

    ”Real political difficulties” lie ahead for Brexit, EU summit chair Donald Tusk said after Prime Minister Theresa May gave him a preview of the vision of future trade ties she will unveil on Friday. Over lunch on Thursday at her Downing Street office, May told Tusk a draft Brexit treaty published by the European Union on Wednesday was “unacceptable” in its proposal of keeping Northern Ireland effectively in an EU customs union, potentially isolating the province economically from the British mainland.

  • Thursday, March 1st 2018 - 10:13 UTC

    Gibraltar in shock: it will mobilize all its options to counter any EU exclusion

    Clause 24 purports to give Spain a veto on the application to Gibraltar of the transitional period and of the future UK- EU relationship agreement.

    The Government of Gibraltar has stated that it is not surprised by the reference to Clause 24 in a footnote to the draft legal text on the Withdrawal Agreement published by the European Union27 on Wednesday. However, it nonetheless constitutes a disgraceful affront to a small British country that voted by 96% to remain in the European Union.

  • Thursday, March 1st 2018 - 09:58 UTC

    Theresa May meets Donald Tusk before her major post-Brexit speech on Friday

    Mrs May, due to chair a meeting of the cabinet before her talks with Mr. Tusk, has already pledged not to accept the draft treaty as it stands.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet top EU official Donald Tusk this Thursday, 24 hours before a major speech on British relations with the bloc after Brexit. Her talks with the European Council president come amid tensions over the EU's draft withdrawal treaty.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2018 - 09:23 UTC

    North Ireland “hard border” controversy surfaces in in London and Brussels

    In the letter, obtained by Sky News, Boris Johnson tells Theresa May 95% of traffic would still pass unchecked if there was a hard border in North Ireland.

    The British government has dismissed any prospect of a return to a “hard border” on the island of Ireland after Brexit. It followed the leak of a letter from Boris Johnson in which he appeared to contemplate future customs border checks after the UK leaves the EU.

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