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French politician and EU negotiator

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Michel Barnier: French politician and EU negotiator
Michel Bernard Barnier is a French politician serving as the European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom since November 2019. He previously served as Chief Negotiator - Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU from October 2016 to November 2019.

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Michel Barnier arrives at Number 10 as trade deal discussions continue [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives at Number 10 as trade deal discussions continue

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator arrives at Downing Street ahead of a private dinner with his UK counterpart.

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Michel Barnier arrives in Downing Street [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives in Downing Street

The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives in 10 Downing Street ahead of an informal meeting over dinner with his UK counterpart David Frost. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at..

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Brexit briefing: 177 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 177 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Quote from the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier who will..

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Brexit: France revives spectre of no-deal as EU-UK trade talks stall [Video]

Brexit: France revives spectre of no-deal as EU-UK trade talks stall

The clock is ticking, says France, while the EU's Michel Barnier warns the UK will have to play by some of its rules if it wants a trade deal: "It cannot have the best of both worlds."View on euronews

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Barnier: UK are backtracking on Brexit declaration [Video]

Barnier: UK are backtracking on Brexit declaration

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier accused the UK of having backtracked on the political declaration. He told a Brussels press conference that the negotiating teams were still "very far" from reaching..

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'They've taken three steps back': Barnier points finger at UK ahead of Brexit talks resumption [Video]

'They've taken three steps back': Barnier points finger at UK ahead of Brexit talks resumption

'They've taken three steps back': Barnier points finger at UK ahead of Brexit talks resumption

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Brexit briefing: 214 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 214 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Michel Barnier has taken a hard line on trade deal ahead of next round of..

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Brexit briefing: 228 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 228 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator has been told there is “significant..

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No progress in latest round of EU-Brexit talks, Barnier says

The latest round of talks between Britain and the European Union made no significant progress this week, the EU's chief negotiator said on Friday, saying London and Brussels remained far apart on..
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EU's Barnier says trade talks with Britain 'disappointing'

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday that the third round of talks with Britain on a new partnership was "disappointing".
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Britain has set tight deadline, not moving in talks: EU's Barnier

The clock is ticking even more than before in talks on the future relationship between Britain and the European Union, but Britain is failing to move despite setting a tight timetable, the EU's chief..
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Brexit talks will be tough and short, but deal possible: EU's Barnier

Post-Brexit negotiations between Britain and the EU will be hard and short because of Britain's self-imposed deadline, but a deal is possible if both sides stick to their political framework agreement,..
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EU says financial relations with UK will be linked to trade deal

Access to the European Union market for Britain-based financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday.
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EU's Barnier eyes loose association deal as basis for new British ties

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 EU states staying on together that a loose so-called association agreement like the one the bloc has with Ukraine should serve as the basis for a new..
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EU's Barnier says still risk of Brexit cliff edge at end of 2020

Businesses still face the risk of a cliff edge Brexit at the end of the year given the short time available to negotiate a future trading relationship between Britain and the European Union, the EU’s..
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Brussels warns against 'veiled discrimination' of EU citizens after Brexit

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain on Tuesday not to discriminate against EU citizens seeking permanent residency after Brexit, urging London to set up an independent..
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EU's Barnier says a year not enough to agree full deal with UK

A comprehensive agreement on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will take longer than the 11-month transition period that begins when the UK leaves the EU on Jan. 31, the..
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EU's Barnier says no-deal Brexit risk persists, trade talks to be 'difficult'

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday the risk of Britain's chaotic departure from the bloc without a divorce agreement still existed, and that future trade talks..
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EU's Barnier says risk of no-deal Brexit still exists

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday the risk of Britain's chaotic departure from the bloc without a divorce agreement still existed.
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Johnson-Varadkar meeting was turning point in reaching Brexit deal: Barnier

An Oct. 10 meeting near Liverpool, England, between Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, was the turning point in reaching Thursday's new deal on Britain's..
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'We have delivered', Barnier says after agreeing Brexit deal

Britain and the European Commission have agreed a new withdrawal accord that will be presented to European Union leaders later on Thursday, the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said.
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'Number of significant issues to resolve' in Brexit talks: EU's Avramopoulos

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the bloc's executive arm on Wednesday that "a number of significant issues" remained unresolved in last-ditch talks with Britain, European..
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EU's Barnier is optimistic of getting a Brexit deal on Wednesday: RTE reporter

The European Union's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has told commissioners he is optimistic of getting a deal done on Wednesday, RTE reporter Tony Connelly said.
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EU's Barnier sees three Brexit scenarios: deal, extension, 'breakdown': sources

The European Union's Brexit negotiator told the 27 EU states staying on together that he saw three possible scenarios ahead: a deal with Britain later on Tuesday, another delay to Britain's departure..
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Barring Brexit deal tonight, extra EU summit likely later in October: Luxembourg

Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Tuesday the European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was seeking a Brexit deal with Britain by the end of the day.
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EU's Barnier tweets: talks are difficult but Brexit deal still possible

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted on Tuesday that talks on reaching a divorce agreement with Britain were difficult but a Brexit deal was still possible.
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EU's Barnier says he needs Brexit text agreed Tuesday to recommend deal at summit: sources

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 member states staying in the bloc after Brexit that the latest British proposals on a departure deal were not yet good enough, three..
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EU's Barnier says current UK Brexit proposals not good enough: sources

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 member states staying in the bloc after Brexit that the latest UK proposals were not yet good enough, three diplomatic sources said.
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Brexit deal still possible this week, but more and more difficult: Barnier

Reaching a divorce deal between Britain and the European Union is still possible this week, even if it more and more difficult, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday.
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Possible Brexit fix: keep Northern Ireland in UK customs but do checks in Irish sea: EU sources

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told member states that Britain has changed its position to now accept that the proposed replacement to the backstop cannot erect a customs border..
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EU and UK to go into more intense Brexit negotiations: diplomats

The 27 European Union countries staying on together after Brexit authorized their negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday to go into another round of intense and secret negotiations with Britain in a bid..
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EU's Barnier: 'Be patient, Brexit is like climbing a mountain'

The Europen Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he had had a "constructive" meeting with his British counterpart, Stephen Barclay earlier on Friday.
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EU-UK Brexit negotiators meeting pushed back to Friday

A meeting of the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier with his British counterpart Stephen Barclay has been pushed back to Friday from Thursday, an official close to the talks said.
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EU's Barnier says Brexit deal 'very difficult but possible'

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday he believed that reaching an exit deal with Britain was "very difficult but possible".
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UK Brexit minister to have Brexit lunch with EU's Barnier on Thursday

Britain's Brexit minister will have lunch with the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, on Thursday, EU sources said.
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Irish foreign minister to meet Barnier for Brexit update

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney will meet the European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier later on Tuesday for an update on the ongoing negotiations in Brussels and believes a deal is still..
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Barnier says UK proposals mark progress, but more work needed

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said new proposals from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson marked progress but lots of work was still needed for a new Brexit deal to be agreed.
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EU united in seeking legally operative Brexit backstop alternative: Barnier

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday that the European Union was "firmly united" in insisting on a legally operative fix for the Irish border after Brexit should the backstop be dropped to..
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EU's Juncker says Britain will be responsible if no Brexit deal

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said he and the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier were doing all they could to get a Brexit deal, and if they failed..
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EU awaits 'legal and operational' Brexit ideas from UK - Barnier

Britain has yet to provide "legal and operational" proposals that could break the impasse over its departure from the European Union, the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday.
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EU's Barnier not optimistic about Irish 'backstop' solution

There is no reason to be optimistic that Britain and the European Union will find a solution to the question of the Irish "backstop", the bloc's Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday.
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EU's Barnier says it's hard to see Brexit solution

The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday it was difficult to see a way to break the Brexit impasse as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to drop an insurance policy for the..
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Do not underestimate no-deal Brexit, EU's Barnier warns

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Wednesday not to underestimate the consequences of any no-deal Brexit and said issues raised by Britain's exit from the EU would still need..
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EU's Barnier says he is not optimistic on Brexit deal by mid-October

EU negotiator Michel Barnier on Thursday expressed pessimism on the prospects of clinching a divorce deal with Britain ahead of its withdrawal from the bloc on Oct. 31.
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EU worried about Johnson stance on Irish border, competition after Brexit: sources

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 member states staying in the bloc that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was reneging on London's earlier commitments on the Irish border,..
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EU's Barnier not optimistic about avoiding a no-deal Brexit: Sunday Telegraph

The European Union's top Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he was not optimistic about avoiding a no-deal scenario as the EU could not meet Britain's demands that the backstop for the Irish border..
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Barnier: EU waiting for 'realistic, operational & compatible' proposals from UK

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he was ready to examine "realistic" proposals from Britain regarding its departure from the bloc, while reiterating the view that the previously..
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EU must change its negotiating terms for Brexit, says Britain's Barclay

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, must go back to the bloc's leaders to change the terms of the talks because Britain's parliament will not accept the current deal, British..
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Brexit minister Barclay tells Barnier UK will leave EU on Oct 31 with or without deal

The UK's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay spoke to the European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday and told him he wants a deal but will leave the bloc on Oct. 31 with or without one.
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Barnier says EU ready to work with Johnson for orderly Brexit

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday the bloc was ready to work with incoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for an orderly Brexit.
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UK Brexit minister Barclay: I told Barnier could not see unchanged Brexit deal being approved

British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Wednesday he told the European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier that he did not envisage an unchanged exit deal being approved by Britain's..
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Eastern EU states would back Barnier for Commission President: Hungary

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will be among the candidates that East European member states Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia can support to become the next European..
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New UK leader must still fix Irish border after Brexit: EU's Barnier

Any new British prime minister will still face the problem of what to do about the Irish border when Britain leaves the European Union, the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday.
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EU's Barnier: new UK leader will still face Irish border problem

Any new British prime minister will still face the problem of what to do with the Irish border after Brexit, the European Union's negotiator for Britain's departure from the bloc said on Friday.
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Brexit Talks 'Deadlocked' Ahead of Crucial Vote on Deal

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