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EU 'fears UK bugging Brexit talks': report

The European Union has refused to deny reports that its Brexit negotiators fear they are being bugged by British spies.

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Theresa May heads to France as Brexit talks go south

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is pulling the plug on her Italian summer holiday to meet French President Emmanuel Macron, in a last-ditch attempt to save her sinking Brexit deal. The heads of state are meeting at Macron’s summer retreat in the South of France. These crunch talks come over a week …

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Britain Likely to Leave EU Without a Deal, Says Minister

Pro-Brexit International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said the chances of a no-deal Brexit were now "60-40", laying the blame on EU chief negotiator …

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Emmanuel Macron pours cold water on Theresa May's plan to bypass EU boss Michel Barnier in Brexit talks

EMMANUEL Macron has poured cold water on Theresa May's plans to bypass EU boss Michel Barnier in Brexit talks.<p>The Prime Minister is set to cut her …

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Macron, May meeting not an attempt to sidestep Barnier - Elysee

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron escorts Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May after they spoke to the press at the Elysee …

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Michel Barnier says EU is 'ready to improve text' of Irish border proposal

<b>The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has said the bloc is "ready to improve the text of our proposal" on the Irish border.</b><p>In an op-ed published today, …

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Michel Barnier hints at compromise over Irish border in Brexit talks

Brussels has signalled that it is ready to compromise with Britain over the future status of the Irish border in an attempt to resolve a crucial …

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On Brexit, What the EU Tells You 10 Times Is True

When she started learning to play chess, my younger daughter was aghast that the pieces couldn't always go where she wanted them to; she still …

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Michel Barnier claims Theresa May's Brexit blueprint plan would undermine the whole EU project

MICHEL Barnier has launched his strongest attack yet on Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint by warning it would “undermine” the EU’s foundations.<p>Brussels’ …

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Top MEP calls for Michel Barnier and Guy Verhofstadt to be sacked and replaced with negotiators friendlier to Britain

MICHEL Barnier and Guy Verhofstadt should be sacked and replaced with Brexit negotiators friendlier to Britain, a leading German MEP has …

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Salvini: EU trying to 'swindle' UK in Brexit talks

Italy’s far right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has accused the European Union of attempting to “swindle” the United Kingdom out of the Brexit …

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EU bosses spurred into action by UK's threat not to pay £39bn Brexit bill unless trade deal is struck

EU chiefs have been jolted into action by Britain’s threat to withhold its £39billion Brexit divorce bill, it was revealed yesterday.<p>Sources say they …

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Theresa May hopes the EU's most anti-Brussels leaders will help save her Brexit plan

Michel Barnier may have brought the official Brexit negotiations to a close for the summer holidays yesterday as he gave Theresa May's Chequers plan a kicking, but that doesn't mean she can't discuss it any more.<p>The prime minister is rounding off this week by attending the opening ceremony of the …

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EU rejects part of UK Brexit plan, sterling slides again | Reuters.com

Sterling edged lower on Friday and is poised to register its third consecutive weekly loss as concerns mount over the progress of Brexit negotiations. As Laura Frykberg reports, EU negotiator Michel Barnier rejected key elements of Britain's new trade proposals on Thursday.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View …

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The EU has rejected the UK’s latest Brexit proposals – the only 13 reactions you need to read

The Chief Brexit Negotiator for the EU, Michel Barnier, and the possibly Chief Brexit Negotiator for the UK – if you ignore the fact that Theresa May …

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Chief negotiator Michel Barnier rejects Theresa May's soft Brexit border tax plan

BRAZEN Michel Barnier tonight rejected Theresa May’s key Chequers proposal for Britain to collect EU import taxes.<br>The EU’s chief negotiator …

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Michel Barnier kills off Theresa May's Brexit customs proposals

Michel Barnier has warned that attempts to appeal to EU leaders over his head were a waste of time as he rejected Theresa May’s proposals on customs after Brexit, in effect killing off the Chequers plan.<p>On Friday Theresa May travels to Austria to meet Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the Czech prime …

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UK could cancel Brexit and stay in EU on same terms, says French government

Britain could still cancel Brexit and stay in the European Union on the same terms it currently enjoys, the French government has said.<p>Nathalie …

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EU's Michel Barnier knocks down core tenets of UK customs plan

Michel Barnier has rejected several key aspects of Theresa May's plans for the UK and EU's customs relationship post-Brexit, but has not ruled out …

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Michel Barnier shoots down Theresa May's Brexit customs plan

Michel Barnier effectively killed off Theresa May’s customs plan in Brussels on Thursday as he warned that the European Union would never accept British officials collecting duties on its behalf after Brexit.<p>The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator refused to accept that Britain had “evolved its position” …

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May's Brexit Options Narrow After EU Tears Up Her Customs Plan

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit on Twitter, join our Facebook group and sign up to our Brexit Bulletin.</i><p>Theresa May’s Brexit options are narrowing.<p>The European Union …

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Major Brexit blow to Theresa May as EU chief Michel Barnier flatly rejects her customs plan

Theresa May’s Brexit plan was dealt a major blow today, as the EU flatly rejected her suggestion for a customs deal.<p>The Prime Minister’s Chequers …

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Brexit: Michel Barnier rules out Theresa May's Chequers customs plan

The European Commission’s chief negotiator has ruled out a key part of Theresa May’s Brexit customs plan, effectively killing her attempt to preserve …

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Michel Barnier Demolishes Centrepiece Of Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit Plan

Brussels chief says EU won’t allow UK to collect tariffs on its behalf.<p>Yves Herman / Reuters<p>The central plank of Theresa May’s Brexit plan has been …

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Michel Barnier confirms David Davis’ Brexit deal warning

David Davis could be forgiven a rye chuckle today. For what he warned Theresa May about has come to pass: Michel Barnier has made clear that the EU Commission can’t accept Theresa May’s proposed facilitated customs arrangement as it won’t have a third country collecting tariffs on its …

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Michel Barnier tears up Theresa May’s Brexit plan saying the EU 'cannot and will not' accept her customs proposals

MICHEL Barnier has torn up Theresa May’s Brexit plan saying the EU “cannot and will not” accept her proposals for dealing with customs.<p>In the …

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Raab confident over Irish backstop, says must be time-limited

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain’s Brexit minister said on Thursday he was confident that a workable “backstop” could be found to resolve the issue of the border with Ireland after Brexit, but said any such backstop needed to be limited in time.<p>Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European …

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EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier rules out Theresa May’s Chequers plan

The European Union’s Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, has given a thumbs down to the customs proposal at the heart of Theresa May’s Brexit …

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EU negotiator rejects key element of UK govt Brexit plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says the bloc never would allow a non-member to collect customs on its behalf, delivering a blow to the British government's post-Brexit plans.<p>Britain had proposed a system in which it would initially process EU customs duties on goods …

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Barnier warns UK over Brexit backstop proposal | Financial Times

The EU’s top Brexit negotiator has raised serious questions about the UK’s wish to keep Britain inside parts of the bloc’s single market to avoid a …

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