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Michel Barnier (right) speaks with Simon Coveney in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has rebuffed British calls for the European Union to change its stance on the contested issue of the Irish B(...)

Simon Coveney briefed Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is due to brief EU ministers, including Tánaiste Simon Coveney, on the remaining issues in the Brexit divorce talks(...)

Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament: “In the next weeks, there are tough decisions to make,” Mr Weber said ahead of his meeting with British prime minister Theresa May on Tuesday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Any new technical or electronic checks on trade after Brexit must be at ports and airports and not on the Border, the leader of the European People’s (...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán suffered a stinging rebuke from his European political allies on Wednesday when the EU’s parliament voted for the first time to(...)

 Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg arriving at  Westminster on Monday. Photograph:  EPA/Neil Hall

Conservative Brexiteers have lined up to condemn the terms of a post-Brexit transition period as Michel Barnier suggested that a withdrawal agreement (...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

British Brexit secretary Dominic Raab: Told MPs that a no-deal Brexit “could bring some opportunities”. Photograph: EPA

Britain’s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has told MPs that Theresa May’s Chequers proposal has received a positive response from European leaders, even(...)

UK Brexit minister Dominic Raab and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Michel Barnier has warned Britain against attempting to blame the European Union if Brexit negotiations end without a deal. Speaking in Brussels after(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron. “I imagine Macron will tell Theresa May ‘we will be as constructive as we can, but Monsieur Barnier will tell you our position’,” said a European diplomat

British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip will break off their summer holiday on Friday to call on Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron at the(...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Britain’s prime minister Theresa May shake hands prior to a meeting in the hotel Sacher in Salzburg, Austria on Friday. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/AP.

British prime minister Theresa May has received a boost after Austria agreed that Brexit would be among the topics for discussion at an informal meeti(...)

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