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Deadlock over UK's Brexit bill, says EU's Michel Barnier

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there has not been enough progress to move to the next stage of Brexit talks as the UK wants. He said there was “new momentum” in the process but there was still “deadlock” over the so-called divorce bill, which he said was “disturbing”. “Decisive progress is in our grasp within the next two months”, he added. This week’s fifth round of talks are the final discussions before a crucial EU summit on 19 and 20 October. Brexit: All you need to know A ...

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Brexit: UK to be 'educated' about consequences, says Barnier

The EU’s Brexit negotiator has said he sees the process as an opportunity to “teach the British people and others what leaving the EU means”. Michel Barnier said he would never resort to blackmail but saw it as his job to “educate” the UK about the price it would pay for leaving the EU “club”. The UK has hit back, saying the EU does “not want to talk about the future”. Brexit Secretary David Davis said it was “frightened” and the UK would not be bounced into a divorce bill ...

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'No decisive progress' on Brexit – Barnier

Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says there has been “no decisive progress” on key issues in talks with the UK. He said negotiations are still “quite far” away from being in a position to begin talks on future trade arrangements. He also said there were issues of “trust” between the two sides. But UK Brexit Secretary David Davis urged the EU to be “more imaginative and flexible” in its approach. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for ...

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Brexit: Barnier urges more 'clarity' from the UK

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has urged the UK for more “clarity” on where it stands on key issues such as citizens rights and the “divorce bill”. Michel Barnier said progress had been made in talks with David Davis in areas where the UK position was clear. But there were still differences on how citizens’ residence rights will be “guaranteed” and how it will maintain the common travel area in Ireland. He was speaking at a media conference at the end of the second week of talks. Mr Barnier said ...

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