The EU Commission insisted briefings by a senior official that Jean-Claude Juncker is prepared to extend the fraught negotiating process into next week...

Senior officials said it is extremely unlikely that EU leaders will agree to adapt the legal framework they handed down to the Frenchman so that he can...

Senior officials said it is extremely unlikely that EU leaders will agree to adapt the legal framework they handed down to the Frenchman so that he can begin talks on a transition.  Mr Barnier is said to be frustrated with the limitations of his mandate and recently told a meeting of prominent MEPs he has the “resources” to begin scoping the future partnership immediately...