Barnier called on EU citizens to "take care of Europe," after retelling of a meeting with Nigel Farage in which the arch Brexiteer asserted that "after Brexit, the EU will no longer exist".
The EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK's request for a longer delay of Brexit depends on whether cross-party talks result in a majority in the House of Commons that agrees to vote for withdrawal agreement.
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"The EU was always respectful of the UK's choice", Barnier said.
Michel Barnier has said that just because the House of Commons voted against a no-deal scenario with the EU, that doesn't mean it won't happen.
MPs voted against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal this week, as well as rejecting crashing out of the EU with no deal and for an extension to Article 50. But what does this mean now?
In an exclusive Euronews interview talking to former European MP Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Barnier said the key question that needed to be answered was why Britain had chosen to leave the EU.
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It is one of the clearest indications yet that any bid by the UK to prolong Article 50 will not be straightforward.
British and other European MEPs react to the possibility of extending Article 50.
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier suggested on Monday British Prime Minister Theresa move towards proposals by the opposition Labour Party on a permanent customs union with the bloc to break the impasse over the details of the looming divorce.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said at a plenary session of the European Parliament on Wednesday that the withdrawal agreement remains "the best and only possible deal" and that "it would not be renegotiated".
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator gave a very short answer to the UK parliaments request for a renegotiation of its deal
For EU lawmakers, the ball is still in the British camp
Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou McDonald and Deputy Leader Michelle O'Neill hold a news conference after meeting in Brussels.
With resistance to the withdrawal agreement growing in the UK, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier defended the deal as 'globally' fair and balanced.
Warning against a rise in anti-EU populism, chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said "There is now a Farage in every country, in every country," at the meeting of the European People's Party in Helsinki.
As EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk has said he has 'no optimism' that a Brexit deal will be reached.
The British prime minister is hemmed in on all sides as the ongoing deadlock over the Irish border threatens to derail Brexit talks.
The Eu ambassadors talks have been postponed until Wednesday, as the EU's chief negotiator says no deal has been reached yet.
Dominic Raab is holding talks with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier amid rumours a Brexit agreement is close
A new report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found that one in five UK businesses plans to move all or some of their operations to Europe, if the government does not agree a Brexit deal with Brussels.
The UK prime minister has appealed to EU leaders meeting in the Austrian city to drop “unacceptable” Brexit demands, as pressure intensifies to reach a deal.
Although the tiny British territory is not part of the EU customs union, businesses thriving there, fear regulation of the border could become more rigid and its economy relies on workers crossing the border with Spain
As the EU's chief negotiator says a Brexit deal is possible within two months a group of economists in the UK says there is nothing to fear from a no deal exit
"I would like to say to Dominic, could you please start telling the truth"