An agreement by the end of the year will be ‘very difficult, but it is possible,’ EU negotiator says.
EU Brexit negotiator responds to his British counterpart.
Third round of talks about the UK’s future relationship with the EU ends with hostile words and no progress.
EU officials are already looking to June, when both sides must decide whether to extend the transition period.
‘I see no link between what they’re doing and what we are doing,’ said João Vale de Almeida.
The first negotiating round is set to last two weeks.
It is ‘entirely possible’ to conclude Brexit talks by December, UK Cabinet minister says.
Michel Barnier slammed the UK for lack of progress after second round of negotiations about Britain’s relationship with the EU — but we’ve been here before.
Progress this week was ‘disappointing’ in numerous areas important to the EU, chief negotiator says.
The EU insists on a ‘level playing field’ in any free trade agreement with the UK, concerned as it is about the risk of unfair competition; the UK says this is unreasonable. How might it be possible to reconcile both sides’ demands? Totis Kotsonis (Pinsent Masons LLP) proposes a possible way forward that would neither compromise … Continued
The good news? They got on. The bad news? It’s going to be tough.
Who’s who, what’s at stake, and dates for your diary.
‘We will not agree to any obligations for our laws to be aligned with the EU’s,’ document says.
The UK is expected to publish its negotiating position on Thursday.
Why the so-called level playing field is shaping up to be major flashpoint.
David Frost says UK’s departure would provide ‘huge advantages’ for the country.
Compared to the legal framework of the Single European Market, the EU’s competence in employment and social policy is relatively weak. Paul Copeland (QMUL) writes that this is likely to be a sticking point in negotiations between London and Brussels on the UK’s future relationship with the EU. The vast majority of EU legislation in … Continued
Two government officials said the Trade Bill will be brought forward during February.
Michel Barnier and Boris Johnson set out their negotiating stances ahead of the future relationship talks.
However, British PM refuses to sign up to Brussels’ level playing field rules.
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