Michael Barnier

EU Wants to Lock UK to Divorce Deal, Block Future Renegotiation

The European Union (EU) wants to make the Brexit divorce settlement unchangeable, meaning a future government would be stuck with Theresa May’s “soft” Brexit and many of the bloc’s rules if the Prime Minister gets her way.

Michel Barnier and Dominic Raab

Barnier Talks Down Brexit Deal: ‘Huge’ Gaps Between EU and UK Remain

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said Friday that there are still “huge and serious divergences” between Britain and the bloc on Brexit, after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May warned that failure to strike a good divorce deal could endanger European security.

The Associated Press

EU to Give Hardline Barnier Brexit Negotiating Mandate

BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU ministers are set Monday to give Frenchman Michel Barnier the European mandate to negotiate Britain’s exit from the bloc, which he expects to start in earnest in mid-June following British elections.


Brussels Worry EU Brexit Negotiator Will Be Unable to Best Britain

BRUSSELS, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Michel Barnier has a dealmaker’s flair for gauging what the other side can accept but as Theresa May prepares to launch Brexit negotiations some EU officials wonder if Brussels’ man can really figure out what