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There are two documents at the heart of the Brexit debacle: One is 585 pages, dense and legally binding
Speaking side by side in the Elysee Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed to say "yes", but in their own nuanced way
The opulent building, sandwiched between the Swiss and American embassies on the Belgian capital's grand Rue Ducale, was the venue for two separate but simultaneous dinners
It is understood that Herman Van Rompuy had a private dinner with Theresa May's deputy, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington in Brussels on Monday night
Using strong language which risks undermining the EU's core principle of maintaining its own integrity, Xavier Bertrand, who's jurisdiction includes the ports of Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne, said: "we mustn't let the legal aspect become the enemy of the economics."
All sides in this process are working so hard to find a deal that avoids a hard border in Ireland - but if they fail, and there is "no-deal", then by default there must be a hard border