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British prime minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, who will meet on a video call on Saturday. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Saturday’s meeting between Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen will be an important moment in the negotiations on Britain’s future relationship wit(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Prospects of a trade deal between Britain and the European Union dimmed to a flicker last night after London admitted that it plans to break internati(...)

European Parliament president David Sassoli at a news conference on Wednesday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/AP

Members of the European Parliament have vowed to challenge the €1.8 trillion budget and recovery fund agreed between European Union leaders this week,(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron gives the thumbs up at a round table meeting during the EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/AP

French president Emmanuel Macron and his allies repeatedly used the word “historic” in describing the €750 billion recovery fund agreed by the EU Coun(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson participates in a video-conference call on Monday with European Council president Charles Michel, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament president David Sassoli and the EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union is preparing to redouble efforts and work through the summer to hammer out a deal with Britain following a meeting between prime mi(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson during a visit on Sunday to a London shopping centre before it reopens to the public on Monday. Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/EPA

Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen will meet by video conference on Monday amid gloom on both sides over talks about(...)

A timetable for the second half of Brexit talks has been set out with six rounds of negotiations to take place between June 29th and August 21st. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Life seemed to pause in February, and this seems to have affected the perception of time. Incredibly, half of 2020 is gone: and that means just six mo(...)

British cabinet office minister Michael Gove has ruled out Britain applying for an extension to the post-Brexit transition period. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Britain has formally rejected an extension to the post-Brexit transition period and the EU has acknowledged the decision as definitive, so the standst(...)

The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hinted that a compromise may be possible. Photograph: Daina Le Lardic/Pool/Getty Images

The British government is to abandon its plan to introduce full border checks with the EU on January 1st as ministers come under mounting pressure fro(...)

European Parliament president David Sassoli: “Now is not the time for rigid thinking but for reconstruction.”  Photograph:  Getty Images

The European Parliament will block a recovery fund proposed to help stem the deep economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic unless it is sufficientl(...)

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