‘The fundamental difference between the UK vision of what this is about and the Franco-German view is that the British still think this is a negotiati(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron speaks to reporters  at the end of the EU leaders’ summit at the building Council of the EU, in Brussels on Friday, 2017. Photograph: AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday the work required to settle Britain’s financial obligations to the EU when it leaves was not even half(...)

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Developmenton, said: “What becomes more obvious day-by-day is that the Brexiteers are hooked on brinkmanship – and have been since the beginning”. File photograph: Alan Betson

Britain’s so-called Brexiteers are “hooked on brinkmanship” and their only approach is “the tough-guy approach”, Ireland’s EU Commissioner Phil Hogan (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Nobody wants a hard Brexit. Photograph: EPA

EU leaders will say they expect the UK to explain how it intends to create a frictionless Border in Ireland if it wants to move on to the Brexit trade(...)

Ireland’s beef sector would be particularly vulnerable to a massive influx of beef, not least with Brexit looming.

A European Commission trade deal offer to Latin American countries which has provoked strong protests from European farmers, on Friday faced sharp cri(...)

Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the far-left France Unbowed, who wants the European  flag replaced with the flag of the United Nations. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the far-left France Unbowed, says the blue and gold European flag is a “sectarian emblem” symbolising the EU’s Chris(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at Cork Chamber’s business breakfast at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed confidence that sufficient progress will be made in Brexit talks between the EU and Britain on Ireland, citizens’(...)

Shadow Brexit secretary  Keir Starmer: says that Theresa May is sending out a confused message on Brexit because the Conservative party is so divided on the issue. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Any other time but now, a former Conservative chancellor calling for the current Conservative chancellor to be sacked would be news. But when Nigel La(...)

UK chief Brexit negotiator David Davis (left) and the EU’s chief negotiator  Michel Barnier  give a press briefing at the end of the fifth round of negotiations  at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, today. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The frustration of EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier at the Brexit talks press conference was clear. On the one hand placatory, in insisting it was w(...)

Pro-independence supporters react as they watch Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on broadcast screens outside the Catalan parliament. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont issued a declaration of independence on Tuesday, but said it should not come into immediate effect in order to all(...)