Michel Barnier

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President-elect Joe Biden: his election immediately raised questions about whether it could cause a  major  change in London’s talks with the EU. Photograph: The New York Times

The new president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, has leverage over the UK, and he has already threatened to use it. He declared as much after(...)

Simon Coveney: he  will warn Ministers that with only 51 days to go until the last day of the transition period, there are growing fears about UK preparedness. Photograph: Getty Images

Ministers will be warned on Tuesday that the victory of US president-elect Joe Biden could have a “dampening effect” on Brexit talks. Despite a belie(...)

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier: no certainty a deal can  be clinched by a mid-November deadline. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Intense negotiations between the European Union and Britain in the past weeks have failed to reach a breakthrough and the bloc is prepared for the pos(...)

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier is set to update member states and the European Parliament this week following almost two weeks of intense negotiations with his British counterpart. Illustration: Getty Images

The European Commission is considering the next step in legal action against Britain for breaching the EU-UK withdrawal agreement, with little sign of(...)

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, departing his hotel in London last week before heading back to Brussels. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

UK and European Union negotiators are locked in closed negotiations in Brussels this week as they push for a breakthrough to prevent a crash in trade (...)

Michel Barnier referred to British “sovereignty” several times and called it “a legitimate concern of the government of Boris Johnson”. Photograph: EPA

Intensified negotiations between the European Union and Britain will begin on Thursday and “take place daily including weekends” in a race to reach a (...)

Sterling rose after EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said an agreement with the UK was still “within reach”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AP

European shares fell for a third straight session on Wednesday, as losses in healthcare and construction stocks countered a lift from encouraging earn(...)

Michel Barnier at the European Parliament in Brussels: “Our door remains open, and will remain until the last practical day for working together.” Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK was “within reach” as he acknowledged that compromises would be needed by b(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: scale of the defeeat was a serious blow to the government. Photograph:  Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images)

Boris Johnson’s government has suffered a heavy defeat in the House of Lords over a Bill that would allow ministers to break international law by over(...)

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic (centre) arrives at London St Pancras station on Monday. Photograph: Tolga Akmem /AFP

The European Union has agreed to intensify talks on a post-Brexit free trade agreement on the basis of legal texts, a stated British condition for for(...)

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