EU’s Barnier deplores lack of progress in Brexit trade talks | AFP

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier deploreS a lack of progress in the latest round of post-Brexit trade talks, accusing Britain of stalling negotiations. Barnier says “The UK cannot refuse to extend the transition and, at the same time, slow down discussions on important areas.” SOUNDBITE

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Facing the music: N.Ireland looks to post-Brexit future | AFP

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, Northern Ireland violin-maker Martin McClean looks to the uncertainty that remains over the trading status of the province. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier this week warned of the risk of a fresh “cliff edge” at the end of 2020. N°1OH4D7N°1OI3G8

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Varadkar: ‘mutually beneficial’ Brexit deal possible | AFP

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says that while the European Union is in a strong position for talks with the UK on post-Brexit relations, it is possible to find a “mutually beneficial” agreement, during a visit from EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. SOUNDBITE

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Brexit deal ‘possible this week’: EU’s Barnier | AFP

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says that a deal with Britain could be reached this week. British and EU officials are racing to reach a deal on Britain’s exit terms before a summit of EU leaders starting on Thursday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to fulfil his vow to take Britain out on October 31. SOUNDBITE

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EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier briefs European parliament leaders on Brexit | AFP

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives to brief European parliament leaders on the latest Brexit developments, as the UK’s October 31 departure date draws ever nearer. IMAGES

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May asks Macron for more time ahead of EU Brexit summit (2)

British Prime Minister Theresa May meets French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in a bid to seek support for her request to delay Brexit for a second time. She is hoping EU leaders will agree at an emergency summit on Wednesday to postpone Brexit from April 12 to June 30, to give her more time to get her divorce deal through parliament. IMAGES of Theresa May leaving the Elysee after meeting Emmanuel Macron, who is seen as a hardliner in the negotiations and a key voice at the EU negotiating table+COMPLETES VID1329425_EN+

Britain and EU to hold more Brexit talks: spokesperson

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas announces that British Prime Minister Theresa May will come back to Brussels for more Brexit talks before the end of February. He also says that EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will meet his UK counterpart Stephen Barclay next Monday in Strasbourg. SOUNDBITE.

Theresa May meets Donald Tusk in London

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May meets EU President Donald Tusk Tuesday in London as EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and British counterpart David Davis pursue a fourth round of talks. IMAGES