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Nikos Chrysoloras

Brexit Divisions Make Talks Harder, Says Irish Premier

Splits in Theresa May’s government over Brexit make the U.K. a difficult negotiating partner for the European Union, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, as EU officials harden their stance ahead of a key summit of EU leaders in Brussels this week.

EU to Prepare for U.K. Trade Deal Even as Brexit Talks Stall

European Union countries are seeking to complete their own preparatory work on a future relationship with the U.K. this year, a move intended to keep hope alive for Theresa May’s government even as Brexit negotiations remain stalled.

A Guide to the Sticking Points in the Brexit Talks

The fifth round of Brexit talks ended in deadlock as the U.K. refused to show its hand on the most important separation issue: the financial settlement Britain will pay when it leaves the European Union.

Political Risk Makes a Comeback in Europe

If the wind really is “back in Europe’s sails,” as European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker put it last month, then it’s still unclear where the bloc may be heading.

Trump Push to Cut U.S. Aid Prompts EU Geopolitical-Risk Warning

Europe’s disaster-relief chief leans back in a chair in his Brussels office and fires off a warning: President Donald Trump’s plan to slash U.S. international aid could undermine global geopolitical stability -- and threaten America’s interests.

Brexit Bill Swells on Pensions as EU Parliament Draws Red Lines

Efforts to unblock the Brexit stalemate suffered two setbacks on Wednesday as data showed swelling European pension costs would add to Britain’s exit bill and the veto-wielding European Parliament dug its heels in on what kind of deal it would accept.

Barnier Demands Brexit Concessions Clarity as Talks Resume

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier signaled the bloc won’t agree to start discussing a trade deal with the U.K. until the British government offers additional clarifications about the concessions that Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to offer last week.

May's Key Brexit Bill Set for First Debate in Parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May’s flagship piece of Brexit legislation will be debated for the first time Thursday as her chief negotiator took questions and explained that on the tricky matter of the divorce bill “it is clear that the two sides have very different legal stances.”

Here Are the Sticking Points in the Deadlocked Brexit Talks

Another round of Brexit talks failed to yield a breakthrough, as the EU and the British government remain at loggerheads over the U.K’s financial obligations, the enforcement of citizens’ rights and even the sequencing of talks.

Your Summer Guide to What’s Next in Brexit

Even though Brexit negotiators on both sides of the Channel say they will be working through August, you will be forgiven for thinking some summer indolence is kicking in, meaning that not much will happen until you’re back from the beach.

Barnier Warns of Poor Progress in Brexit Talks

The slow pace of Brexit negotiations means that sufficient progress is unlikely to be achieved by October to allow for discussions to start on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain, the bloc’s chief negotiator said, according to three people familiar with the matter.

U.K. Won't Escape Shackles of EU Laws After Brexit, Bloc Says

The U.K. must comply with hundreds of European Union regulations and European Court of Justice rulings even after its withdrawal from the bloc or face penalties, according to a series of negotiating documents under discussion by the EU’s 27 remaining member states.

The EU May Need to Introduce a Bloc-Wide Tax After Brexit

The European Union should consider introducing common taxes as it seeks to overhaul its budget and cover a more-than 10 billion-euro ($11.4 billion) annual financing hole created by Brexit, the bloc’s executive arm said.

Greece Wins 8.5 Billion Euro Payout as Debt Clarity Deferred

Greece’s creditors agreed to release 8.5 billion euros ($9.5 billion) in new loans for Athens, capping a key chapter of the country’s bailout and ending months of uncertainty over whether it could meet large bond payments due in July.

Greece Set for Case `Full of Money,' No Detailed Debt Relief

Euro-area finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg will seek to close a key chapter in Greece’s bailout drama on Thursday, unlocking aid needed to end months of uncertainty while stopping short of a definitive deal to ease the country’s debt load.

Trump Feels EU's Firm Grip in Brussels Visit Amid Russia Dispute

The European Union said it doesn’t share a common position with U.S. President Donald Trump on Russia, while differences remain in key policy areas, including climate change and trade, adding to signs of strain in the world’s closest political and economic alliance.

Greek Debt Deal Delayed as 15-Year Extension Fails to Lure IMF

Greece’s creditors failed to resolve their differences over the measures required to bring the country’s debt back to a sustainable path, as a compromise offered by the eurozone wasn’t deemed sufficient by the International Monetary Fund.

Barnier Sets Stage for Thorny Brexit Talks on Citizens' Rights

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator set the stage for months of difficult talks, laying out a long list of demands for EU residents in the U.K. and addressing topics that Prime Minister Theresa May had previously marked as red lines.

Brexit Watchers, Your Guide to Key Dates in Coming Negotiations

The U.K. is on course to quit the European Union when Big Ben chimes midnight on March 29, 2019. Assuming Brexit negotiations don’t break down in acrimony before the clock runs out, there’s a lot of ground to cover and Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election has already changed the timetable. Here’s the latest guide to what is coming up.

Greece Rescue Payout Moves Closer With Deal to Quicken Talks

Greece and its international creditors struck an agreement at a meeting of euro-area finance ministers in Malta on Friday, breaking the latest deadlock over the country’s rescue and paving the way for about 7 billion euros ($7.5 billion) in aid for Athens.

Brexit Watchers, Your Guide to Key Dates in Coming Negotiations

The U.K. is on course to quit the European Union when Big Ben chimes midnight on March 29, 2019. Assuming Brexit negotiations don’t break down in acrimony before the clock runs out, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Here’s a guide to what is coming up.

EU Says It Can Start Formal Brexit Negotiations as of May 22

The European Union will only begin substantial Brexit negotiations as of May 22, according to an EU official with knowledge of the discussions, leaving a window of less than 18 months for the U.K to reach a compromise for an orderly withdrawal.

Your Guide to Key Dates in the Brexit Negotiations

The U.K. is on course to quit the European Union when Big Ben chimes midnight on March 29, 2019. Assuming Brexit negotiations don’t break down in acrimony before the clock runs out, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Here’s a guide to what is coming up.