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Merkel promises to treat UK 'fairly' over Brexit

Merkel promises to treat UK 'fairly' over Brexit

Angela Merkel has said Britain will be treated fairly after Brexit, but warned that leaving the EU would still have its price. The promise comes just two days after the German Chancellor said everything from Britain’s car industry to the travel of cats and dogs...
What a Macron presidency will mean for Brexit

What a Macron presidency will mean for Brexit

The new French president could transform the fate of the European Union and with it the Brexit talks. A party of the centre and internationalist centre-left that is barely a year old has seized the Elysee, defeating Marine Le Pen‘s far right Front National in...
EU chief: Brexit won't be quick and painless

EU chief: Brexit won't be quick and painless

The EU’s Brexit negotiator has said talks on Britain’s exit won’t be concluded quickly and painlessly. Michel Barnier said it was an “illusion” to think this was the case, as he set out the European Commission’s detailed negotiating...
Juncker: UK 'underestimates' Brexit challenge

Juncker: UK 'underestimates' Brexit challenge

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has claimed Britain is “underestimating” the complexity of exit talks. Speaking after the remaining 27 EU states unanimously agreed their strategy for Brexit talks, Mr Juncker said discussions over EU...
EU leaders unanimously agree Brexit strategy

EU leaders unanimously agree Brexit strategy

The remaining 27 EU states have unanimously agreed their strategy for Brexit talks, the European Council president has said. Donald Tusk said the agreed guidelines give the member states a “firm and fair political mandate” for discussions with Britain over...
Brexit: EU-27 agree negotiating stance

Brexit: EU-27 agree negotiating stance

Brexit: EU-27 agree negotiating stance 29 April 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The leaders of the 27 remaining European Union countries gathered in Brussels European Union leaders have unanimously agreed...

EU leaders unanimously agree Brexit strategy

The remaining 27 EU states have unanimously agreed their strategy for Brexit talks, the European Council president has said. Donald Tusk said the agreed guidelines gave the member states a “firm and fair political mandate” for discussions with Britain over...
EU leaders meet to approve Brexit strategy

EU leaders meet to approve Brexit strategy

The leaders of the 27 remaining members of the European Union are meeting in Brussels in a specially convened Saturday summit to discuss Brexit. The “extraordinary” European Council is the first opportunity European leaders have had to discuss Brexit...
Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority

Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority

Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority 28 April 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Brexit Image copyright PA Image caption UK PM Theresa May and the EU’s Donald Tusk. A Brexit deal has to be reached by early 2019 European Council President...
This Is How Germany Sees Brexit

This Is How Germany Sees Brexit

Sean Gallup / Getty Images BERLIN — For German chancellor Angela Merkel, politics is about dealing with reality. A hard Brexit is the path Theresa May has set Britain on – and that is what now needs to happen. The thinking in Berlin is that Brexit is first...
Gibraltar 'not a bargaining chip' in Brexit talks

Gibraltar 'not a bargaining chip' in Brexit talks

Gibraltar ‘not a bargaining chip’ in Brexit talks 3 April 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Image copyright AFP Gibraltar says it will not be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations over Brexit. Its chief minister Fabian Picardo...
Gibraltar row shows scale of PM's Brexit challenge

Gibraltar row shows scale of PM's Brexit challenge

In her latter years as Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher used to tell a story. For visitors lucky enough to receive a personal tour from the PM around Chequers, she pointed out a certain desk in the 500-year-old manor house and uttered what must, to her guests, have...
PM vows to get best Brexit deal for Gibraltar

PM vows to get best Brexit deal for Gibraltar

The Prime Minister has pledged to work with Gibraltar to get “the best possible outcome on Brexit” for the British territory. Theresa May said the UK remained “steadfastly committed” to the Rock amid concerns it could become a “bargaining...
Security 'on the table' during Brexit talks

Security 'on the table' during Brexit talks

Cabinet ministers secretly agreed that Britain should put security on the table in Brexit talks, despite official Government denials, it is reported. There was “panic” from EU leaders about the impact the UK’s exit would have on security in the face...
EU sets out Brexit negotiating strategy

EU sets out Brexit negotiating strategy

EU sets out Brexit negotiating strategy 31 March 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Brexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit divorce: ‘conscious uncoupling’ or bitter breakup? The EU has outlined its strategy for...
Brexit: EU's Tusk to issue negotiation guidelines

Brexit: EU's Tusk to issue negotiation guidelines

Brexit: EU’s Tusk to issue negotiation guidelines 31 March 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Brexit Image copyright EPA Image caption The UK formally triggered Brexit process on Wednesday European Council President Donald Tusk is due to issue draft...
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