Michel Barnier appointed as Chief Brexit Negotiator by European Union Commission
The European Union (EU’s) executive has appointed Michel Barnier, as its Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom’s exit from the bloc.
Michel Barnier is former French Financial Services Commissioner. He was appointed under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.
About Michel Barnier
- Michel Barnier is a French politician belonging to Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). He is Vice President of the European People’s Party (EPP).
- He has served as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries in French government from June 2007 to June 2009.
- He had stepped down from the position after he was elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
- He had served as European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services (ECIMS) from February 2010 to November 2014.
- As ECIMS, he had handled many important issues, such as the reforms in the banking union, financial sector and digital single market in the EU.