“Something has to give,” EU’s Barnier tells Brexit UK


European Union Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier speaks next to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a plenary session of the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier suggested on Monday British Prime Minister Theresa moves 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.

“Something has to give,” Barnier told a news conference after talks with Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

Reporting by Michele Sinner, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Alison Williams

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