This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
04:11

Belgium: EU's Chief Brexit negotiator Barnier announces agreement with UK

Belgium, Brussels
October 17, 2019 at 11:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

The EU's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hailed the agreement between the bloc and the European Union at a news conference in Brussels on Thursday.

"This text, ladies and gentlemen, brings legal certainty, reassurance, to any area where Brexit created, as is the case with all separations, uncertainty, in particular and principally for citizens, for European citizens in the United Kingdom, and British citizens who live in one of our member states," said Barnier.

He was speaking ahead of the EU summit taking place in Brussels later on Thursday.

"We have found an agreement with the British government on an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and also on the framework for our future relationship. This is the result of intensive work by two negotiating teams and I would like to thank them personally," added Barnier.

The negotiatior also urged caution as the agreement must still be approved by the British lawmakers who previously rejected a Brexit deal three times.

04:11
Pool for subscribers only
No Account? Sign up!
Description

The EU's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hailed the agreement between the bloc and the European Union at a news conference in Brussels on Thursday.

"This text, ladies and gentlemen, brings legal certainty, reassurance, to any area where Brexit created, as is the case with all separations, uncertainty, in particular and principally for citizens, for European citizens in the United Kingdom, and British citizens who live in one of our member states," said Barnier.

He was speaking ahead of the EU summit taking place in Brussels later on Thursday.

"We have found an agreement with the British government on an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and also on the framework for our future relationship. This is the result of intensive work by two negotiating teams and I would like to thank them personally," added Barnier.

The negotiatior also urged caution as the agreement must still be approved by the British lawmakers who previously rejected a Brexit deal three times.

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
Pool for subscribers only
02:04
UN: Guterres urges progress on Libya after closed-door UNSC meeting
January 22 at 04:15 GMT +00:00
01:33
Guatemala: Migrant caravan attempts to enter Mexican territory from Tecun Uman
January 22 at 03:44 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:42
Lebanon: 'Time to act' - PM Diab presents new government to President Aoun
January 22 at 03:36 GMT +00:00
03:12
France: Thousands oppose changes to assisted reproductive technology law
January 22 at 02:36 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:41
Switzerland: Trump offers help in resolving Kashmir issue at talks with Pakistan's leader Khan
January 22 at 01:57 GMT +00:00
01:04
Germany: Mitsubishi properties searched in alleged emissions cheating probe
January 22 at 00:31 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:29
USA: McConnell's impeachment resolution one of 'darkest' moments in Senate history - Minority Leader Schumer
January 22 at 00:03 GMT +00:00
02:36
Lebanon: Water cannon and tear gas used to disperse protest near parliament building
January 21 at 23:27 GMT +00:00
03:08
USA: Democrats slam McConnell's initial impeachment trial proposals
January 21 at 22:47 GMT +00:00
02:54
Spain: Expensive taste? Bread made with real GOLD is yours for just 1,380 euros
January 21 at 21:33 GMT +00:00
02:40
Germany: Thousands evacuated as WWII bomb found in Berlin's Alexanderplatz
January 21 at 21:06 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:51
Switzerland: Trump holds talks with 'tough negotiator' von der Leyen at Davos
January 21 at 20:19 GMT +00:00
All latest videos