European Council President Donald Tusk has rejected Boris Johnson’s pleas to scrap the Irish backstop and instead offered veiled criticism of the UK prime minister for not presenting “realistic alternatives”.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote Monday (19 August) to European Council President Donald Tusk reaffirming his desire to conclude a Brexit deal as well as his opposition to the controversial "backstop" on Ireland.
Boris Johnson, favored to become Britain’s new prime minister, said on Sunday (21 July) the country could agree a free trade deal to leave the EU that would remove the need for one of the more problematic parts of a previous agreement.
The controversial Irish border backstop should not be scrapped but instead bolstered by a protocol, according to a report published on Thursday (18 July) by an influential group of Conservative politicians.
The UK continues to entertain the prospect of replacing the Irish backstop with technological alternatives, but one of its leading proponents admitted to MPs on Wednesday (26 June) that he could not provide a precise estimate on the cost of these alternatives.
Theresa May is likely to make one last attempt to pass her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in a bid to avoid having to hold European elections next month, but not before UK local elections on Thursday (2 May).
Ahead of Theresa May’s latest push to win last-minute changes to her Brexit deal on Monday (11 March), a UK official told EURACTIV the only thing that could get it over the line was if the UK Attorney General could conclude that the threat of having an indefinite Irish border backstop has now been removed.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has secured "legally binding" assurances to her Brexit plans in a bid to win over Brexit rebels in the House of Commons, a day before a meaningful vote takes place amongst MPs.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to reveal Monday (11 March) what changes, if any, she has secured to her EU divorce deal, on the eve of a crucial vote in parliament less than three weeks before Brexit day.
The House of Commons appears set to reject Theresa May's Brexit deal next week after government ministers conceded that little progress had been made on the Irish backstop, a key issue for London that has thwarted the process for months.
A group of Brexit-supporting lawmakers who rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union exit deal in January have set out the changes they want to see to her agreement in return for their support.
Britain and the European Union on Thursday (21 February) played down the chances of clinching an immediate Brexit divorce deal but diplomats said they were edging closer to a legal compromise that Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win over …
Prime Minister Theresa May said she had made "progress" in talks with the EU on Wednesday (20 February) as she sought to extract concessions on the terms of Britain's divorce, but as expected there was no major breakthrough.
Theresa May plans to speak to every European Union leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to her EU withdrawal agreement, days after another defeat from her own lawmakers and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit on 29 March.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected the idea of targeting a customs union with the European Union, pouring cold water on hopes from some that she could shift her Brexit policy to win over the opposition Labour Party.
Prime Minister Theresa May has promised EU lawmakers that she had no plans to remove the controversial Irish backstop from a final Brexit deal as she met with a series of EU leaders in Brussels. But prospects of the UK's orderly withdrawal from the EU on 29 March remained bleak.
Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the European Union on Thursday (7 February) to work with her to change a divorce deal and help her win the support of a divided parliament to smooth Britain's departure from the bloc.
Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Thursday (7 February) to tell European Union leaders they must accept legally binding changes to the Irish border arrangements of Britain’s divorce deal or face the prospect of a disorderly no-deal Brexit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (4 February) offered a way to break the deadlock over the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, calling for a creative compromise to allay concerns over the future of Irish border arrangements.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday (3 February) she would seek a "pragmatic solution" to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels.