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Michel Barnier appointed Chief Negotiator for #Brexit

Speech by Michel Barnier, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services and Industry and Entrepreneurship (pro term)

© European Union , 2014 / Source: EC – Audiovisual Service / Photo: Tiziana Fabi

President Juncker appoints Michel Barnier as Chief Negotiator in charge of the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU

Today, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appointed Michel Barnier, former Vice-President of the European Commission and former French Minister, as Chief Negotiator in charge of leading the Commission Taskforce for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU. Michel Barnier will report directly to the President and will have at his disposal the best Commission experts. He will be advised by a group of Directors-General dealing with the issues relevant to the negotiations.

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