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European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic following a meeting with Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost. Photograph: Getty

“Serious consequences” would follow if Britain chooses to use the sensitive article 16 clause to suspend post-Brexit arrangements in Northern Ireland,(...)

France’s minister for European affairs Clément Beaune. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s Brexit minister David Frost and France’s Europe minister Clément Beaune will speak by phone next week after a “useful and positive” meeting (...)

David Frost: he will meet the European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in Brussels on Friday after a second week of talks between Britain and the EU about the protocol. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Downing Street has insisted that Britain has not changed its approach to granting licences to French fishing boats, suggesting that David Frost’s meet(...)

France’s president Emmanuel Macron said ‘the talks need to continue’. Photograph: Sarah Meyssonnier/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has shelved his threat to clog up UK exports and ban its fishers from landing catches at French ports from midnig(...)

The wrangle over fishing access escalated this week after French authorities accused the Cornelis Gert Jan vessel, a Scottish-registered scallop dredger, of fishing without a licence. Photograph: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP via Getty Images

Last-ditch talks have been launched to find an agreement between the UK and France in the dispute over fishing licences, as the head of the ports of C(...)

France has threatened to disrupt trade with Britain from next week if its boats are not granted more access to British waters. Photograph: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP via Getty Images

Eliminating post-Brexit trade and economic friction between the UK and its erstwhile European Union partners necessitated months of hard negotiations (...)

France’s action is a response to the refusal of authorities in Jersey and Guernsey to grant fishing licences to French boats which have been fishing in their waters for years. Photograph: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP via Getty Images

Britain has condemned as unjustified France’s threat to block British fishing boats from offloading their catch at French ports in an escalating row o(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photograph: John Thys/ AFP via Getty

France and Germany have thrown their weight behind the European Commission as it prepares to face down a challenge to the European Union’s legal order(...)

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen said she would use all powers at her disposal to push back. Photograph: Igor Kupljenik/EPA

The European Commission has vowed to use all powers at its disposal to face down an unprecedented challenge to the legal order of the European Union a(...)

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell  at a press conference in  New York on Sunday. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

EU foreign ministers have expressed “clear solidarity” with France in a spat with Australia, the United States and Britain that has strained the trans(...)

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