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#Michel Barnier

# michel-barnier - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London

Jan 21st 2021, 11:28 AM 28,334 Views 41 Comments

The EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator was awarded the European of the Year award by EM Ireland today.

# michel-barnier - Friday 25 December, 2020

Michel Barnier briefs EU members on contents of historic Brexit deal
# Christmas Briefing
# Christmas Briefing

Michel Barnier briefs EU members on contents of historic Brexit deal

Dec 25th 2020, 11:58 AM 14,031 Views 19 Comments

Late haggling over the deal meant it was not concluded until Christmas Eve, days before current trading arrangements expire at the end of December.

# michel-barnier - Friday 18 December, 2020

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 7:11 PM 21,589 Views 25 Comments

Michel Barnier said earlier: “There is a chance of getting an agreement but the path to such an agreement is very narrow.”

# michel-barnier - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Post-Brexit trade deal talks continue amid reports of progress
# Getting There
# Getting There

Post-Brexit trade deal talks continue amid reports of progress

Dec 15th 2020, 7:38 AM 13,329 Views 8 Comments

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen reportedly said that talks were “on the very last mile”.

# michel-barnier - Monday 7 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'
# End Game
# End Game

Brexit trade talks: Boris and Ursula to meet in coming days to discuss final 'significant differences'

Updated Dec 7th 2020, 6:53 PM 41,877 Views 48 Comments
  • 'Significant differences' remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said new problems on fisheries had arisen
  • The House of Commons votes to reject Lords' amendments to Internal Market Bill, but UK government agrees to 'deactivate' contentious clauses if there is a trade deal

# michel-barnier - Sunday 6 December, 2020

'This is the final throw of the dice': Talks on post-Brexit trade deal resume in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

'This is the final throw of the dice': Talks on post-Brexit trade deal resume in Brussels

Updated Dec 6th 2020, 1:22 PM 12,858 Views 25 Comments

Lord Frost and Michel Barnier are attempting to resolve the remaining issues.

# michel-barnier - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels
# Time Is Ticking
# Time Is Ticking

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:44 PM 9,197 Views 21 Comments

Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.

# michel-barnier - Monday 30 November, 2020

Coveney: We've been saying it for a while but THIS is the key week in Brexit talks
# Now Or Never
# Now Or Never

Coveney: We've been saying it for a while but THIS is the key week in Brexit talks

Nov 30th 2020, 9:20 AM 9,484 Views 9 Comments

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday that there was ‘a deal to be done’.

# michel-barnier - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks

Nov 4th 2020, 11:04 PM 16,885 Views 5 Comments

Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.

# michel-barnier - Friday 23 October, 2020

'Every day counts': Barnier arrives in London to try hammer out Brexit deal
# Get It Done
# Get It Done

'Every day counts': Barnier arrives in London to try hammer out Brexit deal

Oct 23rd 2020, 8:22 AM 11,165 Views 10 Comments

Number 10 has said that it’s “entirely possible that negotiations will not succeed”.

# michel-barnier - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming
# Endgame
# Endgame

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:12 AM 10,038 Views 13 Comments

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

# michel-barnier - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'
# Clock Is Ticking
# Clock Is Ticking

Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'

Oct 21st 2020, 11:28 AM 11,737 Views 15 Comments

The transition period in which to agree a trade deal between the EU and UK ends on 31 December.

# michel-barnier - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

EU 'remains available' for talks but Johnson to warn businesses to be ready for no trade deal
# Impasse
# Impasse

EU 'remains available' for talks but Johnson to warn businesses to be ready for no trade deal

Oct 20th 2020, 7:14 AM 13,777 Views 13 Comments

The latest impasse over Brexit comes with only 10 weeks left to secure a post-Brexit transition trade deal.

# michel-barnier - Monday 19 October, 2020

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue
# Looming Deadline
# Looming Deadline

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 3:10 PM 34,897 Views 52 Comments

The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

# michel-barnier - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Sep 22nd 2020, 8:24 AM 15,680 Views 16 Comments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

# michel-barnier - Friday 11 September, 2020

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance
# No Deal
# No Deal

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance

Sep 11th 2020, 7:41 AM 26,038 Views 28 Comments

The UK has said that it won’t drop measures that would undermine the Withdrawal Agreement.

# michel-barnier - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations
# Trade
# Trade

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations

Sep 8th 2020, 7:02 AM 12,526 Views 12 Comments

Trade talks will resume in London today.

# michel-barnier - Monday 7 September, 2020

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?

Sep 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 27,832 Views 49 Comments

EU-UK trade talks are set to start up again tomorrow.

# michel-barnier - Sunday 6 September, 2020

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU

Sep 6th 2020, 7:24 AM 19,828 Views 36 Comments

David Frost was speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

# michel-barnier - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Michel Barnier says he will miss Phil Hogan, who he met with weekly as Trade Commissioner
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michel Barnier says he will miss Phil Hogan, who he met with weekly as Trade Commissioner

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:25 PM 23,460 Views 57 Comments

The EU’s Chief negotiator said that the UK side “continues to disappoint” on three main issues in Brexit trade talks.

# michel-barnier - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Post-Brexit deadlock: EU and UK still can't agree on level-playing field and fisheries
# Brexit Deadlock
# Brexit Deadlock

Post-Brexit deadlock: EU and UK still can't agree on level-playing field and fisheries

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:57 PM 10,760 Views 20 Comments

“On State aid, we have made no progress at all,” Michel Barnier said.

# michel-barnier - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks
# London Calling
# London Calling

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks

Jul 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,935 Views 22 Comments

Significant differences remain between the EU and the UK.

# michel-barnier - Monday 29 June, 2020

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future
# The Countdown Is On
# The Countdown Is On

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

Jun 29th 2020, 7:11 AM 8,532 Views 7 Comments

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

# michel-barnier - Friday 5 June, 2020

UK backtracking on key Brexit commitments, says Michel Barnier
# Brexit Negotiations
# Brexit Negotiations

UK backtracking on key Brexit commitments, says Michel Barnier

Jun 5th 2020, 2:28 PM 13,808 Views 21 Comments

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier lamented that no progress had been made in the fourth round of post-Brexit trade talks

# michel-barnier - Sunday 31 May, 2020

No Brexit trade deal if Boris Johnson doesn't stick to promises, Michel Barnier warns
# Brexit
# Brexit

No Brexit trade deal if Boris Johnson doesn't stick to promises, Michel Barnier warns

May 31st 2020, 8:23 AM 32,670 Views 64 Comments

Barnier told The Sunday Times there would not be an “agreement at any cost”.

# michel-barnier - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Michel Barnier and David Frost agree on three weeks to discuss Brexit trade talks
# Back At Work
# Back At Work

Michel Barnier and David Frost agree on three weeks to discuss Brexit trade talks

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 4:25 PM 14,310 Views 9 Comments

Both men are back at work after recovering from Covid-19.

# michel-barnier - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19

Mar 19th 2020, 11:51 AM 24,206 Views 13 Comments

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said he is “in good spirits”.

# michel-barnier - Monday 27 January, 2020

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Jan 27th 2020, 11:37 AM 18,400 Views 91 Comments

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson

Jan 27th 2020, 8:11 AM 19,116 Views 56 Comments

The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.

# michel-barnier - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Creed says Brexit trade deal by end of 2020 is 'wildly beyond credibility' but Gove 'confident' it can be done
# Brexit
# Brexit

Creed says Brexit trade deal by end of 2020 is 'wildly beyond credibility' but Gove 'confident' it can be done

Updated Dec 15th 2019, 5:54 PM 19,288 Views 60 Comments

Michael Gove said Simon Coveney “takes a different view” to those who dismiss the possibility of getting a trade deal sorted next year.

# michel-barnier - Friday 25 October, 2019

No extension yet: EU waiting to see what happens in London, Labour waiting to see what happens in Europe
# Catch 22
# Catch 22

No extension yet: EU waiting to see what happens in London, Labour waiting to see what happens in Europe

Updated Oct 25th 2019, 3:52 PM 14,718 Views 45 Comments

One must decide on granting an extension and the other must decide on holding an election.

# michel-barnier - Friday 11 October, 2019

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

Oct 11th 2019, 7:26 AM 12,951 Views 25 Comments

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

# michel-barnier - Friday 27 September, 2019

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier
# 35 Days To Go
# 35 Days To Go

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 17,134 Views 45 Comments

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

# michel-barnier - Friday 20 September, 2019

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 20th 2019, 3:35 PM 27,739 Views 62 Comments

Barclay and Barnier discussed three papers submitted by London with ideas on replacing the so-called ‘backstop’.

# michel-barnier - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached
# DIVORCE DEAL
# DIVORCE DEAL

Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached

Sep 12th 2019, 7:22 PM 32,557 Views 29 Comments

Barnier’s stark assessment came as MEPs said there can be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop.

# michel-barnier - Sunday 1 September, 2019

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes
# Brexit
# Brexit

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes

Sep 1st 2019, 7:00 PM 31,925 Views 47 Comments

Opposition MP Sir Keir Starmer said Gove’s comments were “breathtaking”.

Barnier 'not optimistic' about avoiding no-deal Brexit and says deal can't be changed
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Barnier 'not optimistic' about avoiding no-deal Brexit and says deal can't be changed

Sep 1st 2019, 9:49 AM 17,506 Views 65 Comments

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier made his comments in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph today.

# michel-barnier - Friday 30 August, 2019

Tánaiste urges British government to propose alternatives to backstop 'as quickly as possible'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tánaiste urges British government to propose alternatives to backstop 'as quickly as possible'

Updated Aug 30th 2019, 11:02 AM 26,253 Views 96 Comments

Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘up the tempo’ on talks to remove the backstop ahead of Brexit.

# michel-barnier - Thursday 18 July, 2019

EU expected 'Harry Potter tricks' but UK Brexit negotiators were 'running around like idiots'
# No Magic
# No Magic

EU expected 'Harry Potter tricks' but UK Brexit negotiators were 'running around like idiots'

Jul 18th 2019, 7:25 AM 46,638 Views 41 Comments

Frans Timmermans doesn’t mince his words in an interview about the ongoing Brexit saga.

# michel-barnier - Monday 8 April, 2019

EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says

Apr 8th 2019, 9:00 PM 11,282 Views 33 Comments

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was in Dublin meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

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