25th Oct 2016


Former Belgian PM to join Brexit negotiators

The European Parliament has chosen Guy Verfhostadt, the head of the liberal Alde group and a former Belgian prime minister, to be its "chief negotiator" in Brexit talks. The European Commission had earlier named former French commissioner Michel Barnier as its point man, while the EU Council is fielding Belgian diplomat Didier Seeuws. The new Brexit deal needs the "consent" of the EU parliament to go ahead in some areas.

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