• Brexit talks hit ‘significant problem’ over Irish border

    Brexit talks hit ‘significant problem’ over Irish border0

    The Brexit talks have run into a “significant problem” over the fraught issue of the Northern Ireland border, UK Government sources have said. Negotiations are on a knife-edge after a hastily-arranged meeting on Sunday between EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab broke up without a breakthrough. Discussions were said to have

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  • Talks on Gibraltar Brexit deal enter final phase

    Talks on Gibraltar Brexit deal enter final phase0

    The final detail of a deal to include Gibraltar in the UK’s withdrawal agreement and transitional arrangements was being hammered out in crunch talks in Brussels last night. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo flew to Brussels yesterday morning to lead the Gibraltar delegation in the final round of negotiations between the UK and the EU on

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  • EU briefing

    EU briefing0

    Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia briefed a group of students who will be going on an educational visit to the EU institutions in Brussels this month. He spoke about Gibraltar’s accession to the EEC in 1973 and then provided an outline of the position as the Rock prepares to leave the European Union together

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  • Gibraltar at Interreg conference in Brussels

    Gibraltar at Interreg conference in Brussels0

    Jackie Linares, education advisor of the Department of Education, attended the Interreg SUDOE conference in Brussels at the beginning of June. The Interreg Sudoe Programme supports regional development in Southwest Europe financing transnational projects through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). A mid-term conference to coincide with the 15th Anniversary of the Programme was held

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  • Hammond blasts Brussels after claims UK wants ‘fantasy’ Brexit

    Hammond blasts Brussels after claims UK wants ‘fantasy’ Brexit0

    Chancellor Philip Hammond has criticised claims from European Union officials that Britain has a “fantasy” approach to Brexit negotiations. Mr Hammond insisted that talks with EU officials were “constructive” after reports from the continent that Britain was being “unrealistic” and little progress made in discussions in recent days. He spoke on Friday after Prime Minister

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  • Brussels demands say over financial regulations after Brexit

    Brussels demands say over financial regulations after Brexit0

    Britain must allow Brussels powers to approve its financial regulations following Brexit to preserve access to European markets, a senior EU official has said. European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said that future access will depend on a system of “equivalence” under which Brussels will exercise “unilateral and discretionary” powers to judge whether UK regulations meet

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