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Ireland Michel Barnier on Brexit deal: 'We’re not in a position to find an agreement at this time'

18:35  09 october  2019
18:35  09 october  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

Simon Coveney warns Britain it has effectively two weeks to hammer out a Brexit deal

  Simon Coveney warns Britain it has effectively two weeks to hammer out a Brexit deal TANAISTE Simon Coveney warned the UK it effectively has two weeks to get a Brexit deal hammered out with the EU. "I don't believe we will find a way forward on the basis of a time-limited (Irish) back-stop," he stressed. The Tanaiste bluntly warned that any scenario where the UK crashes out of the EU without an exit deal on October 31 would "significantly impact" both Ireland and the UK. "I believe a deal can be done but we need to get a serious proposal from the British Government," he said.

The EU's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , has said the EU is ' not in a position ' to find an agreement with the UK on Brexit . He added: “The thing is , though, time is pressing. We are one week away from the European Council summit.” He said the British proposals for alternatives to the

“The treaty is clear, we have two years to reach an agreement before they [the UK] leave in March 2019. I think it is possible.” EU leaders were expected to announce during a meeting in Salzburg next week that an extraordinary Brexit summit would take place in November, as they give Barnier

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends a meeting of the College of EU Commissioners in Brussels, Belgium October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman © Catalyst Images European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends a meeting of the College of EU Commissioners in Brussels, Belgium October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

THE EUROPEAN UNION CHIEF Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said that the EU and UK are “not really in a position to be able to find an agreement at this time.”

“There are no real solutions for SMEs in the British proposals,” Barnier told the European Parliament. 

Jean-Claude Juncker, Michel Barnier sitting in a box © European Parliament “The EU cannot accept the UK’s proposal, as it is today, as it would replace an operational, practical, legal solution with a hypothetical and provisional solution. But if there is goodwill on both sides, a deal with our British partners remains possible.”

Varadkar says leaks of UK proposals to leave EU ‘not promising’

  Varadkar says leaks of UK proposals to leave EU ‘not promising’ Varadkar says leaks of UK proposals to leave EU ‘not promising’Leo Varadkar, speaking on Wednesday afternoon, said he had not had a chance to hear Mr Johnson’s speech at the Conservative Party conference, or look at the written proposals, and was remiss to comment until he had.

A customs union is an agreement under which two or more countries agree not to impose taxes on imported goods from one another and to apply a common tariff on goods imported from countries not party to the agreement . wanted that to be included in a deal with UK on fully free trade.

"What we ’ re saying to our friends is what we’d like to hear from you now is what your thoughts are . “Let’s get into the detail. We haven’t really heard from It’s time for us to really get together and thrash things out.” SHIFTING GROUND. No10 said Boris will listen to any EU counter offer for a Brexit deal

EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a plenary session on preparations for the next EU leaders' summit, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman © Catalyst Images EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a plenary session on preparations for the next EU leaders' summit, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman In a statement before Michel Barnier’s, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said:

I don’t accept this blame game that started in London. Personally, I don’t exclude the deal. We are working on the deal. And we are not accepting this blame game which started in London. We are not to be blamed.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier listen to European lawmakers at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) © Catalyst Images European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier listen to European lawmakers at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) “I must add to my British friends in Westminster that just as the United Kingdom has a Parliament that must give assent to an agreement, so too does the European Union have the European Parliament which will have the final word.”

New Brexit deal by deadline 'very difficult but possible' - Barnier

  New Brexit deal by deadline 'very difficult but possible' - Barnier The EU's chief negotiator has said it is "very difficult but possible" to strike a Brexit deal before next week's deadline.Gallery: Brexit deal 'difficult but possible' (Sky)

Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier has said "To put things frankly, we are not really in a position where we can find an agreement " The comments from the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has added that he does not exclude a Brexit deal and that they are working on one.

JEAN-Claude Juncker is plotting to cut Boris Johnson an 11th-hour Brexit deal to secure his Describing his blueprint for an agreement as a "practical compromise that gives ground where Writing in the Sun on Sunday, he added: "If we ' re to leave with a deal , we now need the EU to jump

Updates to follow…

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, addresses European lawmakers next to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) © Catalyst Images European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, addresses European lawmakers next to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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This is not the deal that the European Union would have wanted on day one. It is, they think, peppered with compromises and irritations, but the European nations believe it gives them something they desperately wanted - a sense of unity.The group of 27 leaders took relatively little time to sign off on the deal at the start of the summit in Brussels.

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