Latest Michel Barnier News

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

Mar. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union. May was preparing Tuesday to ask the EU for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that she can't keep...

The Latest: Barnier: May must explain Brexit delay reasoning

Mar. 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator says Prime Minister Theresa May must explain to EU leaders this week exactly why she wants an extension to the Brexit deadline beyond March 29. Michel Barnier said Tuesday...

The Latest: EU official says 'no-deal' vote wont halt Brexit

Mar. 14, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The European Commission is warning Britain's Parliament that voting against Brexit happening without a withdrawal deal in place isn't enough and lawmakers must approve the deal, too. An official from the EU's executive branch noted...

UK lawmakers vote against no-deal Brexit, now aim for delay

Mar. 13, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the country from leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, triggering an attempt to delay that departure, currently due to take place on March 29. Parliament is...

The Latest: EU chief says new Brexit deal is 'best possible'

Mar. 11, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on talks about Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker says both the EU and the British government are fully behind revisions intended to break the political deadlock over a proposed deal on Brexit.  Juncker, the...

UK, EU announce change to Brexit deal ahead of key vote

Mar. 11, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Britain and the European Union emerged from last-minute talks late Monday to announce they had finally removed the biggest roadblock to their Brexit divorce deal, only hours before the U.K. Parliament was due to decide the fate of Prime Minister Theresa May's hard-won plan to...

UK official says EU playing games over Brexit

Mar. 9, 2019 1:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With tensions escalating, Britain's House of Commons leader said Saturday that European Union officials need to take seriously British proposals for ending the Brexit impasse before a crucial vote in Parliament. Andrea Leadsom said EU leaders are wrongly accusing Britain of failing to put...

UK leader warns Brexit may never happen unless deal approved

Mar. 8, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May tried to pressure U.K. lawmakers Friday to support her Brexit deal, warning that Britain may never leave the European Union if they vote down the agreement next week. Battling to stave off a second defeat for the unpopular divorce deal, May also implored the EU to...

The Latest: EU makes offer to break Brexit impasse

Mar. 8, 2019 12:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The European Union has made an offer to the United Kingdom that it hopes can unblock the stalled Brexit negotiations. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said in a statement following technical talks over the...