Ursula von der Leyen – Michel Barnier appointed as Brexit particular adviser to von der Leyen
Former EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has been appointed as Ursula von der Leyen’s particular adviser on the implementation of the EU-UK Withdrawal Settlement and on the finalisation of the bilateral commerce and cooperation settlement, the Fee mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.
The deal reached with the UK on December 24 signifies that the mandate of the Activity Power for Relations with the UK (UKTF) will come to an finish on March 1. To cowl the wants of the implementation and monitoring processes of the agreements with the UK, a brand new service has been created, specifically the UKS, the assertion provides.
Whereas Barnier might be advising the Fee chief, Maros Sefcovic, the Vice-President in control of interinstitutional relations and foresight, additionally bought a brand new publish, as he might be serving because the member of the Fee to co-chair and characterize the EU inW the Partnership Council, which was established by the commerce and cooperation settlement with the UK.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Barnier mentioned “he is honoured to continue [working for the] European Commission for a few weeks, as special adviser ton von der Leyen, adding that he we will continue working closely with the European Parliament and Council to ensure smooth ratification [of the agreements with the UK] on the EU side.”
Congratulations @MarosSefcovic in your appointment!
Honoured to proceed @EU_Commission for a couple of weeks, as particular adviser to @vonderleyen. I’ll proceed working carefully with @Europarl_EN & Council to make sure clean ratification on the EU facet. https://t.co/0Mx1dqPkvJ
— Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) January 19, 2021