French politician appointed EU’s Brexit chief

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July 27, 2016
United Press International    
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"Michel Barnier, a French politician viewed with wariness by British leaders, was appointed by the European Union on Wednesday to lead talks on Britain's exit from the EU. ... Barnier, 65, is a former French cabinet minister and leader in the center-right Les Republicains Party. As an EU official, he was commissioner of internal markets and services from 2010 to 2014, clashing frequently with British government and banking officials over the tightening of banking regulations. His appointment can be seen as an indication Britain will not easily unwind itself from the EU and may still maintain trade and banking advantages." (07/27/16)  

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