Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier’s Statement on Brexit
Press conference opening remarks by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council.
During the General Affairs Council, Barnier outlined the state of play in the Brexit process, on which the ministers discussed the next steps in the negotiations. During the debate, member states reconfirmed their commitment to the withdrawal agreement as the best possible way to ensure an orderly Brexit. In the light of the uncertainty in the UK, they also stressed the importance of continued preparations for all outcomes, including a no-deal scenario.