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#Michel Barnier

# michel-barnier - Monday 12 November, 2018

Simon Coveney praises EU 'solidarity' as Theresa May faces more Tory revolt: how Brexit unfolded today

The British prime minister faced further revolt from inside her party amid claims that a deal was imminent.

# michel-barnier - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

A Brexit deal in November is less likely with every day that passes, says Taoiseach

An EU summit is scheduled for the 13th and 14th of December.

# michel-barnier - Monday 29 October, 2018

A Brexit timeline: How much time is actually left to strike a deal?

Here’s what’s happened so far, and what’s still to come in the Brexit negotiations.

# michel-barnier - Friday 19 October, 2018

Tánaiste: 'Some in the UK don't seem to get it. Nobody is talking about building a wall'

Tánaiste: 'Some in the UK don't seem to get it. Nobody is talking about building a wall'

Tánaiste Simon Coveney says it’s his job to hammer home what’s at stake for Ireland by being “polite but firm”.

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal

EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.

# michel-barnier - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

May faces Brexit showdown with EU leaders today amid talks of transition extension

May will meet with EU president Donald Tusk this evening before briefing her 27 European colleagues.

# michel-barnier - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier

British and Irish leaders have said negotiations will continue until at least November.

# michel-barnier - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Getting Ireland Brexit ready': Government to unveil plan as Coveney warns 'time is short'

Simon Coveney confirmed the government will launch a nationwide campaign this Thursday

# michel-barnier - Friday 31 August, 2018

Just months out from Brexit, Barnier warns that a solution to the Irish border issue is still needed

“The solutions [on Ireland] must be workable,” UK negotiator Dominic Raab said today.

# michel-barnier - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier

Such a deal could include “an ambitious free trade agreement”.

# michel-barnier - Sunday 5 August, 2018

UK trade secretary says Britain likely to leave EU without a deal

Liam Fox put the chances of a no-deal departure at “60-40″.

# michel-barnier - Monday 23 July, 2018

Michelle O'Neill says it's 'increasingly likely that there will be a no-deal Brexit'

The Sinn Féin vice president said that the DUP “didn’t want the Stormont Executive to return because of Brexit”.

# michel-barnier - Friday 20 July, 2018

'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper

Michel Barnier said the priority should be on clinching a Brexit divorce deal over the next weeks.

# michel-barnier - Thursday 19 July, 2018

New Brexit secretary says he will 'intensify' talks with EU

Meanwhile, the EU has urged members to “step up preparations” for all Brexit outcomes before the 30 March deadline.

# michel-barnier - Monday 30 April, 2018

EU task force boss says 'rapid' agreement on border issues needed before June

An All Island Brexit Dialogue was held in Dundalk today.

Varadkar says the Irish government is not interested in a 'land grab' in Northern Ireland

The Taoiseach said the Irish government has no hidden agenda.

# michel-barnier - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy

Russia has denied involvement in the poisoning.

# michel-barnier - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Brexit: What's next?

It was a big week, Brexit wise.

# michel-barnier - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how

There was a lot of activity again in Brussels today but the path ahead isn’t exactly clear. Here’s what we do know…

EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement includes plan to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union

The draft treaty sets out the arrangements for Brexit.

# michel-barnier - Friday 9 February, 2018

EU 'still waiting' on UK to give specific solutions to Irish border issue

EU negotiator Michel Barnier said border checks would be “unavoidable” if the UK left the single market and the customs union.

# michel-barnier - Monday 8 January, 2018

Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit' Immigration This post contains videos

Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit'

Farage criticised Michel Barnier after their meeting today.

# michel-barnier - Monday 20 November, 2017

Ireland and the EU were standing side-by-side in making Brexit demands on the UK today

Michel Barnier, however, says the UK will be rewarded if it makes progress.

# michel-barnier - Sunday 3 September, 2017

UK's negotiator accuses EU of being 'silly' and 'frightened' in Brexit talks

“We’re going through [the bill] line-by-line and they’re finding it difficult,” he told the BBC.

# michel-barnier - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'

Britain wants “a highly streamlined customs arrangement” with the EU.

# michel-barnier - Monday 19 June, 2017

UK seeks deal 'like no other in history' as Brexit talks kick off

It’s been almost a year since the shock referendum result.

# michel-barnier - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'Treated like Nelson Mandela or JFK': International media say Ireland is trying to woo EU Brexit boss

There was a lot of pomp and ceremony for Michel Barnier – the man who will lead Europe’s Brexit negotiations.

# michel-barnier - Friday 7 March, 2014

Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’

Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.

# michel-barnier - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Here's why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today

The two-day European People’s Party congress gets under way at the Convention Centre in Dublin later today.

# michel-barnier - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

EU says deal on Basel III bank rules possible next month

Cyprus says it hopes to see a deal in December on new Basel III rules for regulating banks.

# michel-barnier - Friday 6 April, 2012

After the global financial crisis, why are rating agencies still trusted?

Credit rating agencies were widely criticised in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008 but they continue to hold huge sway when it comes to sovereign ratings. Now the EU is looking to curb that influence. TheJournal.ie investigates…

# michel-barnier - Friday 5 November, 2010

There is light at the end of the tunnel, says EU

The EU expresses confidence in Ireland’s future.