Europe Katya Adler Europe editor @BBCkatyaadler on Twitter 23 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46320527 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit How much of a threat is the Spain/Gibraltar question … [Read more...] about Will EU Brexit summit crash on The Rock?
Business chiefs hopeful draft EU Brexit text will allay hard Irish border fears BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Business leaders in Northern Ireland have expressed hope that a draft text reached between the UK and EU will avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/business-chiefs-hopeful-draft-eu-brexit-text-will-allay-hard-irish-border-fears-37529481.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk-world/article37529479.ece/3c8e4/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-15_bus_45747016_I1.JPG Email Business leaders in Northern Ireland have expressed hope that a draft text reached between the UK and EU will avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit. While the full detail of the document has yet to be published, it's understood that the draft includes a backstop arrangement to temporarily keep the whole of the UK inside the customs union in the event of no deal, with additional measures in Northern Ireland to ensure a … [Read more...] about Business chiefs hopeful draft EU Brexit text will allay hard Irish border fears
Update 4.34pm: The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said having an EU Brexit Summit in November is the preferred option. It is unclear at the moment if final proposals from Theresa May will be presented at her cabinet meeting tomorrow. Mr Varadkar said a deal by the end of the month is not the only option.The Taoiseach said: "Ultimately, what we would like to be in a position to do is to have a special summit before the end of the month, but if that is not possible we do already have one pencilled in for the 13th, 14th December."So it's not that we absolutely have to have one by the end of November, but I think in terms of giving everyone certainty about the future and what Brexit is going to look like, that would be preferable."Earlier: 'Still clearly work to do' on Brexit negotiations, says TánaisteThe Tánaiste says Brexit negotiations are entering a very important week.Simon Coveney says there is still work to do on the outstanding issues. The main one is how to avoid a hard … [Read more...] about Latest: EU Brexit Summit in November ‘would be preferable’, says Taoiseach
EU Brexit summit will either save the Theresa May's bacon or cook her goose BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Is the Prime Minister moving inexorably towards breaking-point? She remains firmly committed to her controversial Chequers proposals for Brexit, while an increasing number of Tories - including some ministers - are calling on her to abandon her plan. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/eu-brexit-summit-will-either-save-the-theresa-mays-bacon-or-cook-her-goose-37421579.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37423908.ece/d69b3/AUTOCROP/h342/S--_61_-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Is the Prime Minister moving inexorably towards breaking-point? She remains firmly committed to her controversial Chequers proposals for Brexit, while an increasing number of Tories - including some ministers - are calling on her to abandon her plan. It is like the unstoppable force meeting the immovable object - a political explosion is now beginning to look inevitable, with all … [Read more...] about EU Brexit summit will either save the Theresa May’s bacon or cook her goose
Picture: AFP London. Jeremy Corbyn has sparked fresh fears in Brussels of a no-deal Brexit after saying during talks with senior EU Brexit officials that he will vote down anything that fails to deliver the same benefits as membership of the single market and customs union, The Guardian writes. The Labour leader spent two hours with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, and Martin Selmayr, the most senior official in charge of planning for a cliff-edge Brexit. Emerging from the European commission headquarters, Corbyn said Barnier “was interested to know what our views are in the six tests”, referring to the criteria Labour has said must be met to ensure its MPs back a deal. The EU is increasingly concerned that the UK parliament will vote down any deal put forward by Theresa May. One of Labour’s tests is that an agreement must offer the “exact same benefits” as membership of the single market and customs union. The Labour leader had … [Read more...] about The Guardian: Corbyn talks with EU Brexit officials spark fresh no-deal fears