Trade hiccups: EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström speaks with Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys at a Brussels meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Image of the week: Trade tensions They could have been talking about anything, of course, but there’s something about Heather Humphreys’ face in this(...)

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier visiting to the EU subway station in Sofia: talks of the Belfast Agreement as a European agreement. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

When Michel Barnier visits Derry on Wednesday as part of his tour of Ireland, the city will just have celebrated the launch of a new four-year project(...)

 European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt: “It remains a priority . . . to ensure that citizens, whether UK citizens in the EU or EU citizens in the UK, can continue to lead their lives as they do now.” Photograph: Patrick Seeger

The mistreatment of the Windrush generation by the British authorities is “raising anxieties” among EU citizens hoping to settle in the UK, a group of(...)

 British ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow  was summoned to the Russian foreign ministry amid escalating tension over the alleged poisoning case. Photograph: EPA/Yuri  Kochetkov

As Tuesday night’s deadline approached, nobody in Westminster expected Russia to offer any explanation of last week’s attack in Salisbury that would s(...)

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage MEP (left) speaks to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a debate on the guidelines on the framework of future EU-UK relations at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

The UK will come to regret its decision to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said. Address(...)

 British  chancellor Philip Hammond. “If it could be done with Canada or the US…it could be done with the UK – the EU’s closest financial services partner by far.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer will on Wednesday appeal to European Union states to abandon their resistance to including financial services in(...)

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s leader on Brexit,  welcomed as ‘reassuring’ what he saw as Ms May’s ‘re-confirmation of our December agreement on the Irish border’. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinksi/PA Wire

The charge of “cherry-picking” was still in the subtext of reaction in Brussels to British prime minister Theresa May’s speech on Friday. There was s(...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: Said there would be “no surprises” in the withdrawal agreement. Photograph:  John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned EU27 ministers on Tuesday that in the face of “plenty of differences” between the EU and UK, agreement on a (...)

Diane Dodds, a DUP member of the European Parliament, has criticised proposed North-South regulatory alignment after Brexit. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire.

The proposed Brexit Withdrawal Agreement represents an “intolerable interference” in the internal affairs of the UK, DUP MEP Diane Dodds has said. S(...)

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry: hinted Labour could back remaining in a European customs union after Brexit. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies has hinted that Labour is set to call for Britain to remain in the customs union after it leaves the European Un(...)

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