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EU-UK trade talks break up early over 'serious' disagreements

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier complained of lack of respect and engagement by UKThe latest negotiations in Brussels on an EU-UK trade and security deal have broken up early, with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, complaining of a lack of respect and engagement by the British government.The two sides ended the week’s talks – the first held in person since February – a day ahead of the jointly-agreed schedule amid evident frustration at the lack of progress in bridging what both Bar...
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City of London must face Brexit hit, Barnier tells finance chiefs

British trade negotiators will fail in their efforts to insulate the City of London from the worst consequences of Brexit, Michel Barnier warned a meeting of finance chiefs on Tuesday. The EU’s chief negotiator said that British demands in the ongoing trade talks in Brussels were unacceptable and that UK plans to ditch EU financial regulation risked another crisis that could hurt the bloc. UK proposals would make it easy to continue to run EU businesses from London after the end of the transitio...
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With Brexit Trade Talks at an Impasse, Boris Johnson Finally Engages

The British prime minister held talks with European Union leaders and agreed to accelerate negotiations on a future trading relationship to try to avoid a brutal break at the end of December.
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Michel Barnier blocks UK plan for secret 'tunnel' talks on Brexit trade deal

Michel Barnier has ruled out a British plan to enter intensive "tunnel" negotiations over an EU trade deal in July. Brussels' chief Brexit negotiator told EU ambassadors of the move for secret talks and accused the UK of reneging on Withdrawal Agreement commitments to allow EU officials to regularly scrutinise the new customs arrangements in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period. He warned senior diplomats on Wednesday that David Frost, the UK's chief negotiator, was at...
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Britain asks too much of EU in Brexit talks, Barnier says

Britain is seeking a trading relationship with the European Union that is too close to that of an EU member, the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday, urging London to adjust its demands in the four months left to reach a deal.
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Brexit: Barnier hints in talks of EU concessions on state aid rules

Downing Street welcomes lastest move after week of stuttering trade negotiations Michel Barnier has signalled that he is ready to drop the EU’s most contentious demand that its rules limiting government subsidies to businesses are inserted into British law after another week of stuttering negotiations over a future trade and security deal.In a move immediately welcomed in Downing Street, the bloc’s chief negotiator declined to publicly back the EU’s opening demand that the UK incorporate Brussel...
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'Good weekend reading': Barnier says UK backtracking on Brexit declaration – video

The EU’s chief negotiator says little progress has been made on reaching a post-Brexit agreement, as ‘the UK continues to backtrack’ on commitments agreed to in a political declaration that sets out the framework for the future relationship between the bloc and Britain.Michael Barnier held up the document calling it ‘good weekend reading’ in what appeared to be frustration at a lack of progress in negotiationsEU leaders will intervene in Brexit talks in autumn, says German officialBusiness leade...
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Michel Barnier 'losing the argument' in Brexit trade row, Britain's chief negotiator tells Boris Johnson

David Frost, Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator, has told Boris Johnson that Michel Barnier is “losing the argument” in UK-EU trade talks but negotiations could end in no deal. Mr Frost briefed the Prime Minister that the EU must change its approach if there is to be any chance of sealing a free trade agreement before the deadline of the end of the year. But he warned that Mr Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, was straitjacketed by the EU’s refusal to change his negotiating mandate, which forced...
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Brexit: UK has yet to explain NI approach, says Barnier

UK government says it is committed to its legal obligations, but has not explained what this means.
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UK Brexit negotiators to tell EU that fisheries cannot be part of free trade agreement

British Brexit negotiators will tell the European Union that a new fisheries agreement cannot be part of a free trade deal with Brussels during divisive talks that risk derailing the delicate negotiations this week. The UK will rebuff EU demands that the fisheries agreement, which both sides pledged to do their best to seal by July, be subject to the same governance mechanism that would police and enforce commitments in the free trade agreement. The British position sets David Frost, the UK’s to...
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U.K. Is Sticking to Brexit Plans Despite Coronavirus Upheaval

The government is adamant that it will not seek an extension, saying it will reject the idea even if the European Union asks.
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Britain running down the clock in Brexit talks, says Michel Barnier

EU negotiator expresses frustrations at UK refusal to discuss key issues of transitionMichel Barnier has suggested the UK is running down the clock in its talks over the country’s future relationship with the EU by refusing to even discuss key issues such as access for European fishermen to UK waters.During a virtual press conference at the end of a week of videoconference talks, the EU’s chief negotiator appeared exasperated by the British team, led by David Frost. The UK’s chief negotiator has...
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EU says Britain making unrealistic post-Brexit demands

Despite the devastating economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Britain is making scant effort to negotiate a far-reaching free trade deal in the wake of Brexit that would stave off a costly final separation at the end of the year, the European Union said Friday. EU negotiatior Michel Barnier said his British counterparts keep insisting on unrealistic deadlines and demands that could only lead to a chaotic trade rupture which would mount economic losses on both sides on top of those alr...
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Brexit Chiefs Seek Tangible Progress by June as Talks Resume

(Bloomberg) -- The European Union and the U.K. said they will seek “tangible progress” by June in negotiations over their future relationship after the coronavirus pandemic forced the two sides to put the talks on hold.EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and his U.K. counterpart David Frost held a “constructive” video conference on Wednesday, the two sides said in a joint statement. Having identified “all major areas of divergence and convergence,” they agreed to resume formal negotiating rounds ...
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Queen Urges Britons to Pull Together as Nation Charts an Uncertain Course

Elizabeth, sequestered at Windsor Castle, offered encouragement in a statement. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after a week of mixed messages, hewed to mostly voluntary curbs.
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Chinese City At Center Of COVID-19 Outbreak Reports No New Local Cases

BEIJING (AP) — Thursday was a day of contrasts on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus. In a sign of hope, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new homegrown infections, but in a stark warning for the world, Italy appeared set to surpass China’s death toll from the virus. The two milestones were a dramatic illustration of how much the global outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States. They also showed how the arc of contagion can vary in different nations, ...
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Wuhan offers hope on coronavirus front; Italy nears stark toll

By DAVID RISING, NICK PERRY and KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING — Thursday was a day of contrasts on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus. In a sign of hope, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new homegrown infections, but in a stark warning for the world, Italy appeared set to surpass China’s death toll from the virus. The two milestones were a dramatic illustration of how much the global outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States. They also showed how the arc of con...
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Brexit talks suffer complications from coronavirus

It was always going to be a challenge for Britain and the European Union to meet an end-of-year deadline to agree on their post-Brexit relationship. Talks planned for this week have been postponed because of the outbreak, and the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on Thursday he has the COVID-19 respiratory illness that the coronavirus can cause. Barnier last met British Brexit negotiator David Frost in person in the first week of March, during the first round of talks after Britain f...
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Brexit: Barnier says UK is refusing to commit to remaining signed up to ECHR as part of EU deal - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the Commons health committee questioning Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical officerPM and chief medical officer on coronavirus - Summary and analysisMichel Barnier’s press conference - SummaryUK refusing to make ECHR commitment in EU deal, says Barnier 4.29pm GMT The House of Lords EU committee has published a report (pdf) on the negotiating positions adopted by the EU and the UK at the start of the trade talks....
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Barnier warns of 'grave' differences between EU and UK in trade talks

EU negotiator sets out main obstacles to deal, including rights convention and fishingMichel Barnier has spoken of “grave” differences between the EU and the UK over their future relationship, warning that Boris Johnson’s refusal to formally commit to the European convention on human rights could limit cooperation in fighting crime.Following the first round of negotiations between the two 100-strong teams, the EU’s chief negotiator said there were “many divergences” between the two sides. “They ...
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Brexit: Michel Barnier says there are 'serious divergences' between UK and EU in trade talks - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the Commons health committee questioning Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer 12.33pm GMT Barnier says the second area of divergence relates to criminal justice policy. He says the UK’s refusal to accept any role for the European court of justice is a problem.The third is on the nature of the agreement. The EU wants an all-encompassing agreement, while the UK disagrees. 12.28pm GMT Barnier turns to the...
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Britain and the E.U. Enter Trade Talks, Acrimoniously

Each side is accusing the other of bad faith, and London is once again talking about a no-deal exit. But these are still early days.
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Brexit: Barnier says UK should be able to agree 'ground rules' with EU on trade given PM's standards pledge - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and Michel Barnier’s Brexit speechPMQs - Snap verdictSajid Javid’s resignation statement - Summary and analysisMichel Barnier’s speech and Q&A - SummaryAfternoon summary 5.33pm GMT 5.16pm GMT Here is the Guardian’s latest Politics Weekly podcast. Rowena Mason is joined by Marie Le Conte, Karin Robinson, Raoul Ruparel and Tim Bale to discuss turmoil in Whitehall, the US ...
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Brexit: UK will not be offered Canada deal because 'UK is not Canada', says Barnier - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and Michel Barnier’s Brexit speechPMQs - Snap verdictSajid Javid’s resignation statement - Summary and analysis 3.16pm GMT After the audience all stood for the European anthem, Barnier is now being presented with an honorary degree.I will post a summary of his speech shortly. 3.13pm GMT Barnier has finished his speech. He is now taking questions.Q: Has anything surprised...
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PMQs: Sajid Javid warns PM he must not stop cabinet ministers 'speaking truth to power' - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and Michel Barnier’s Brexit speechPMQs - Snap verdictSajid Javid’s resignation statement - Summary and analysis 2.35pm GMT Barnier has now switched to speaking in English. He says trade is about more than boosting economic performance. It is also about maintaining and promoting high standards, he says. 2.27pm GMT Barnier says the EU had a complex negotiation with Boris J...
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Barnier pours scorn on Johnson's spokesman ahead of trade talks

EU negotiator signals future relationship negotiations are on course for acrimonious startWhy chlorinated chicken is centre of the table in UK-EU talksAll the day’s political news – liveNegotiations over Britain’s future relationship with the EU appear on course for an acrimonious start after Michel Barnier poured scorn on Boris Johnson’s spokesman and suggested the new Northern Ireland secretary did not understand the withdrawal agreement.Barnier said he expected the talks, starting on Monday, ...
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Labour leadership: Starmer, Long-Bailey and Nandy debate in Guardian hustings – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the EU agreeing its negotiating mandate for the post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, and the Guardian’s Labour leadership hustings in ManchesterLord Steel quits Lib Dems after child abuse inquiry reportEU demands UK keep chlorinated chicken ban to get trade dealEU’s negotiating mandate for trade talks with UK – Snap analysis 6.20pm GMT Good afternoon. I’m Andrew Sparrow, taking over from Aamna Mohdin, and I’m in M...
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Michel Barnier rejects UK call for Canada-style trade deal

EU Brexit negotiator makes thinly-veiled warning to Boris Johnson not to break his word Michel Barnier has rejected British demands for a Canada-style trade deal that would free the UK from EU rules as he made a thinly-veiled warning to Boris Johnson not to break his word.Speaking in response to a landmark speech by David Frost, Britain’s Brexit negotiator, Barnier said the prime minister had agreed only six months ago to stick to the EU’s state aid rules and current social and environmental reg...
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'Be under no illusion' on financial services, Barnier tells Britain

British authorities should be "under no illusion" on financial services in future relations with the European Union after the Brexit transition period ends, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday.
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Brexit: Brussels will reject UK demand for deal guaranteeing City long-term market access, says Barnier - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s statement to MPs confirming the government’s commitment to HS2 10.18am GMT This is what Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said in his speech about the EU not being willing to give the UK a permanent equivalence recognition in financial services.Wherever possible we will grant equivalence on particular sectors of the financial industry. That is what we did with Canada, that’s what we...
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