Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
New assignment for Germany's top Brexit negotiator Peter Ptassek ... sent to Bogota!

Europe's Brexit Task Forces: The Who's Who Guide

Germany is possibly the most critical country for the UK in the upcoming negotiations.

A task force, attached to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and led by Peter Ptassek, Director for Community Policies and Strategic Coordination at the German Foreign Office, has been established to lead on the negotiation. The Finance Ministry, led by the ever powerful Wolfgang Schäuble [has stepped down last year - Oui], is certain to influence the negotiations, and has established a task force of its own.

However, as EU affairs have been managed by the Chancellery (Prime Minister's office) since the days of Chancellor Helmut Kohl, it is Merkel's own office that will steer Germany's approach. Uwe Corsepius, Merkel's Chief EU adviser, will play the key role in the task force, thus ensuring close central oversight of the negotiations. Corsepius is an experienced diplomat who has worked for a long time on EU matters, most recently as the Secretary General of the EU Council Secretariat in Brussels. He will provide the task force and Merkel with great insight and advice into the politics and process of the negotiations. As a strong supporter of the EU, he will want to minimise the prospect of damage to the overall EU project.  

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Aug 13th, 2018 at 08:35:28 PM EST

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Top Diaries

Winning Diplomacy

by Frank Schnittger - Jul 10

Epilogue Chris Steele

by Oui - Jul 12

Brexiteers and Buccaneers

by Oui - Jul 7

Municipal elections in France

by eurogreen - Jun 28

Occasional Series