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European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the closed-door gathering that fisheries remained a stumbling block.(REUTERS)

EU vows ‘final push’ in UK trade talks as rifts over fishing narrow

Brussels | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Britain is set to complete its departure from the EU when it leaves the bloc’s single market and customs union on Dec. 31, meaning its current free trade arrangements expire.
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends a debate on future relations between Britain and the EU.(REUTERS)
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends a debate on future relations between Britain and the EU.(REUTERS)

EU says post-Brexit trade talks with UK face ‘last attempt’ to fix fish

Brussels | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The EU parliament has set a Sunday night deadline on the talks since it still will have to approve any deal ahead of year-end, when a transition period following the Jan. 31 departure of Britain from the bloc will expire.
Barnier is willing to accept British trade with no tariffs or quotas, but only if they respect the rules and regulations of EU’s single market.(AP)
Barnier is willing to accept British trade with no tariffs or quotas, but only if they respect the rules and regulations of EU’s single market.(AP)

EU chief negotiator Barnier still sees hope to clinch Brexit trade deal

Brussels | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 02:59 PM IST
Michael Barnier said that the nine-month negotiations had come down to finding settlements on fair competition rules and fishing rights, no longer mentioning the issue of legal mechanisms for resolving future disputes that also long dogged the negotiations.
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at a media conference in Brussels. Representational image.(AFP)
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at a media conference in Brussels. Representational image.(AFP)

Brexit - Britain, EU blame game continues; post brexit trade deal still possible

London/Brussels | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 07:44 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there was no point in continuing talks and it was time to prepare for a ‘no-deal’ exit when transitional arrangements end on Dec. 31.
European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Thursday confirmed being tested positive for coronavirus.(REUTERS)
European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Thursday confirmed being tested positive for coronavirus.(REUTERS)

EU’s Michel Barnier says he is coronavirus positive

Brussels | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2020 04:27 PM IST
EU’s Brexit negotiator said he has tested positive for coronavirus in a video on Thursday.
This law was “undermining negotiations, but if EU leaders are betting that it will prevent no deal, that would be a historic misunderstanding”, a senior Downing Street source said.(HT image)
This law was “undermining negotiations, but if EU leaders are betting that it will prevent no deal, that would be a historic misunderstanding”, a senior Downing Street source said.(HT image)

British PM Boris Johnson warns EU he will not delay Brexit

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 04:57 AM IST
The UK premier said he would not request another delay, despite British MPs passing a law last month that requires him to seek another Brexit delay if he fails to secure an agreement by the end of a make-or-break EU summit on October 17-18.
File photo of European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
File photo of European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

‘UK deadlock makes no-deal Brexit more likely,’ says EU’s Michel Barnier

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 08:03 PM IST
Barnier said a long extension to the April 12 exit date had “significant risks for the EU” and a “strong justification would be needed” if the May government sought it.
EU President Donald Tusk on Thursday confirmed the bloc would hold a special summit to seal the hard-fought Brexit agreement with Britain on November 25.(HT File Photo)
EU President Donald Tusk on Thursday confirmed the bloc would hold a special summit to seal the hard-fought Brexit agreement with Britain on November 25.(HT File Photo)

EU’s Tusk says summit to sign Brexit deal November 25

Brussels | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 02:17 PM IST
Tusk’s announcement will come as a boost to British Prime Minister Theresa May as she begins the daunting task of selling the deal to a fractious parliament where she faces resistance from arch Brexiteers and EU supporters alike.
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