Archiv: Michael Barnier


08.09.2020 - 11:50 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Brexit trade deal on the brink: Boris Johnson warns ‚contradictory‘ EU divorce terms on Northern Ireland must be overhauled as Michel Barnier arrives in London for crunch talks

The standoff turned nasty yesterday as Brussels voiced fury at UK threats to override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement thrashed out last year. Legislation would unilaterally ‚clarify‘ key parts of the settlement, including customs rules for Northern Ireland, that the EU insists should be resolved by a joint committee.

Despite Mr Barnier warning that step would end hopes for a trade deal, the PM’s chief negotiator Lord Frost increased the temperature again today, demanding ‚more realism‘ from the EU that the UK was now a sovereign country.

08.09.2020 - 11:13 [ ORF.at ]

Großbritannien erhöht im Brexit-Streit Druck auf EU

Die Gespräche mit EU-Unterhändler Michel Barnier sollten heute in London starten. „Wir müssen Fortschritte in dieser Woche machen, wenn wir noch rechtzeitig eine Einigung finden wollen“, forderte Frost. Die EU müsse bei den Verhandlungen anerkennen, dass Großbritannien ein souveräner Staat ist.

07.09.2020 - 10:12 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

EU will have just 38 days to strike a Brexit deal, warns Boris Johnson

The UK ‚cannot compromise on the fundamentals of what it means to be an independent country‘

07.09.2020 - 10:03 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Five weeks to seal Brexit… or we walk: Boris Johnson threatens to TEAR UP Withdrawal Agreement and remove Irish customs pledge as he insists No Deal would be ‚good outcome‘

– Boris Johnson says there is ’no sense‘ in faltering trade talks after October 15
– He says he won’t compromise on UK’s freedom to set own laws and fish in waters
– Mr Johnson insists a No Deal departure would still be a ‚good outcome‘
– Is is also reported today the UK could tear up parts of the Withdrawal Agreement
– Such a move could be seen as ‚bad faith‘ by the EU, lowering chances of a deal

07.09.2020 - 10:01 [ ZDF ]

Brexit-Handelsabkommen – Johnson droht mit „No Deal“

Der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson fordert von der EU bis 15. Oktober ein Brexit-Handelsabkommen. Er könne sich sonst auch einen harten wirtschaftlichen Bruch vorstellen.

06.09.2020 - 12:47 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚This time, we won’t blink‘: Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator warns EU that Britain will not become a ‚client state‘ of Brussels on the eve of crunch talks to avoid a No Deal Brexit

– Lord Frost warned Michel Barnier that the UK would not become a ‚client state‘
– He said EU needs to realise PM’s Government is adopting more steely approach
– Comments come ahead of Barnier’s arrival in London for a fresh round of talks

06.09.2020 - 12:45 [ Cash.ch ]

EU besteht in Brexit-Verhandlungen offenbar auf Veto-Recht

EU-Chefunterhändler Michel Barnier bestehe darauf, dass London keine Änderungen an der britischen Gesetzgebung vornehmen dürfe, die zu Störungen im Handel mit der Staatengemeinschaft führten, ohne vorher mit Brüssel Rücksprache zu halten, berichtete die „Times“ am Samstag.

29.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Telegraph ]

Tony Blair lobbied EU for Brexit delay as he led new referendum calls

Tony Blair personally urged the EU’s chief negotiator to delay Brexit beyond March 29 as Theresa May was insisting to European leaders that she wanted the UK to leave on time, The Telegraph can disclose.

The former prime minister held a private meeting with Michel Barnier in February in which he declared that an extension of the Article 50 notice period would „provide the time required“ for „clarifying“ the type of relationship Britain wanted with the EU.

16.09.2019 - 08:15 [ ORF.at ]

Johnson trifft Juncker zu Brexit-Gesprächen

Der britische Regierungschef Boris Johnson kommt heute in Luxemburg zu Gesprächen über den Brexit mit dem scheidenden EU-Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker zusammen. Geplant ist ein Arbeitsessen. Auch der EU-Chefunterhändler für den Brexit, Michel Barnier, ist dabei.

08.03.2019 - 18:35 [ theSun.co.uk ]

ARE EU JOKING? EU make insulting Brexit offer that could break up the United Kingdom

Eurocrat Michel Barnier tabled an offer that would allow Britain to quit the customs union rather than being trapped in the backstop.

But the plan would see Northern Ireland staying tied to the EU – effectively creating a border inside the United Kingdom.

The offer is almost identical to a proposal which was rejected by Theresa May months ago.

02.03.2019 - 18:24 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit must be delayed even if Theresa May gets deal through parliament this month, Barnier says

Theresa May will have to delay Brexit even if she gets her exit plan through parliament this month, Michel Barnier has said.

The EU’s chief negotiator said there was now not enough time for the European Union to ratify the withdrawal agreement, even if MPs back the plan in a vote expected to be held on 12 March.

18.02.2019 - 06:08 [ Anthony Cheung ‏/ Twitter ]

BREXIT planning: MON: Brexit Secretary Barclay meets EU negotiator Barnier TUES: Attorney General Cox speech on legal part of Northern Irish backstop THURS: Corbyn meets Barnier, also EU parliament’s Verhofstadt