Michel Barnier has said Brexit was 'a failure of the EU' and that it needs to learn lessons from the 'social anger' seen in the UK.
Michel Barnier has accused Boris Johnson of time wasting as he said a Brexit deal between the UK and EU is now 'unlikely'.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said there had been no progress on fisheries and the so-called 'level playing field'.
In a response to a letter from ERG chairman Mark Francois, Michel Barnier pointed out that the points he raised are all in the Political Declaration signed by Boris Johnson.
Michel Barnier has accused the UK of 'seeking to distance themselves' from a Brexit agreement.
Gove said the EU wants Britain to 'obey the rules of their club even though we are no longer members'.
The EU’s chief negotiator said the UK is refusing to extend its transition period deadline and accused the government of 'slowing down' the discussions.
Sources said negotiating teams from the EU and UK had agreed that there will be a customs border down the Irish Sea
After recent progress, the UK and the EU appear to have hit an impasse in crucial Brexit talks.
Mr Barnier said he believed the UK knew the EU would not respond to threats of a no-deal.
The EU's Brexit negotiator namechecked the former Ukip leader as he warned of the increasing threat of populism.
The proposal would mean Britain staying in the customs union and single market beyond December 2020
Hastily arranged talks between Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier failed to reach a breakthrough.
The EU's chief negotiator struck an optimistic tone as he said Brexit terms could be agreed within six to eight weeks.
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson warned the UK will get "diddly squat" from Theresa May's Brexit strategy.
The EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator has set a two-week deadline for the UK to agree to a Brexit divorce bill. Michel Barnier said that talks could not progress to the next stage – namely discussions of future trade deals – unless a commitment is made within the time frame. EU leaders will officially decide at a summit in December whether or not sufficient progress has been made in phase one of Brexit talks in order for discussions to move on to the second phase.
Like any messy divorce, it looks like Brexit is going to be about how much money is at stake. Speaking in a tense press conference alongside David Davis, the European Commission chief Brexit negotiator struck a pessimistic tone, saying the two sides are still “quite far” away from being in a position to begin discussions on future trade arrangements. Mr Barnier also stated that Britain didn’t understand the single market, and that its desired position was “impossible”.
The EU’s chief negotiator has been accused of trying to “punish” Britain for voting for Brexit. German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel said Michel Barnier and the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt want to make sure the experience of withdrawal is such a “catastrophe” for the UK that no other country will follow it out of the EU. Writing in The Times, Mr Henkel urged fellow MEPs not to listen to Mr Verhofstadt or Mr Barnier, who “want to make a mess out of this whole unhappy situation”.