EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said talks with the UK were in a "very sensitive and difficult phase" as he criticised the UK government's position.
The European Parliament on Wednesday voted 544-126 for a resolution supporting the UK being given a possible extension of the Article 50 negotiation period for Brexit should it request one.
European Parliament President David Sassoli is speaking about Brexit and other issues after meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier
Boris Johnson's demands are unacceptable, says EU's Michel Barnier
Brussels is digesting the election results this Monday, but Tuesday will be see EU leaders meet in the Belgian capital to barter over who will take over the Commission President's job from Jean-Claude Juncker this Autumn.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator says the UK will not be able to renegotiate the deal regardless of what the Conservative leadership candidates say
"We have things to do! And we can not allow Brexit to overshadow important things, because it keeps occupying our mind, our media, precious time that heads of states and government could use by discussing with one another," Margrethe Vestager tells Euronews.
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.
The leaders of 27 EU member states meet in Brussels today to discuss a request by British PM Theresa May for a small extension to the Brexit process
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.