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 Agreement and on the finalisation of the bilateral commerce and cooperation settlement, the Commission stated in an announcement on Tuesday. 
The deal reached with the UK on December 24 implies that the mandate of the Task Force 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. 
While Barnier will likely be advising the Commission chief, Maros Sefcovic, the Vice-President accountable for interinstitutional relations and foresight, additionally obtained a brand new publish, as he will likely be serving because the member of the Commission to co-chair and signify 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 stated “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 intently with @Europarl_EN & Council to make sure clean ratification on the EU facet. https://t.co/0Mx1dqPkvJ
— Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) January 19, 2021