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The EU rejects Theresa May’s single market for goods Brexit plan

Speaking in Dublin, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned against any attempts by the UK to divide the single market, and said its benefits were only possible because of a "common ecosystem of rules" and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Theresa May rejects offer of 2 more weeks of Brexit talks despite calling for negotiations to accelerate

Exclusive: The UK government has turned down an EU invitation to negotiate Brexit both this week and next week, meaning talks are not set to resume until July 16. This is despite Theresa May calling for increased "pace and intensity" in talks.

The EU will reject Theresa May’s single market for goods Brexit proposal

Exclusive: Theresa May could ask the EU to remain in the single market for goods after Brexit, according to reports. However, a source close to the EU's chief negotiator said that proposal will not be accepted in Brussels.
Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis (L), Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (R) meet at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium December 8, 2017.

Here’s why the Brexit ‘backstop’ is now the most important issue facing Britain

The question of whether the UK and EU can reach an agreement on the so-called "backstop" will determine whether Theresa May leaves Article 50 negotiations with a deal. Here's what "backstop" means and why it is so tricky for the prime minister.
Chief negotiator for the European Union Michel Barnier (C) greets British Prime Minster Theresa May on arrival at the Council of the European Union on the final day of the European Council leaders' summit on March 23, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

Barnier says May is ‘pleading’ for an impossible Brexit deal on financial services

Barnier said that the UK's desire to set its own regulations on financial services while it enjoyed special access to the EU was "not something that any country in the world would accept."
EU's chief Brexit negotiator Barnier attends an EU's General Affairs Council in Brussels

Michel Barnier says Britain must stay permanently bound to EU regulations after Brexit if it wants a trade deal

Barnier said the EU would be 'extremely vigilant' in policing any attempts for the UK to cut its rules and regulations in a bid to gain a competitive advantage.
Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier pose ahead of a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, March 19, 2018

5 things we learned from the Brexit transition agreement

Everything you need to know about the transition agreement reached by British and EU negotiators on Monday morning.

The EU is to call for Northern Ireland to remain wedded to customs union and single market rules after Brexit

The EU will suggest Northern Ireland effectively stays in the single market and customs union if a hard border cannot be avoided, a source has told BI.
The European Parliament's lead Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt (L) with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier

The European Parliament is to call for Britain to have ‘privileged’ single market access after Brexit

EU politicians want the UK to agree an 'association agreement' with the EU.

The pound dived after the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator warned a transition deal is ‘not a given’

"To be frank, if these disagreements persist, transition is not a given," Michel Barnier said on Friday.