Michel Barnier

French politician

Michel Bernard Barnier (born 9 January 1951) is a French politician. He is the European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom (UK Task Force/UKTF) since November 2019. He was Chief Negotiator - Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom from October 2016 to November 2019.[1][2][3]

Michel Barnier
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Head of the UK Task Force
Assumed office
16 November 2019
PresidentJean-Claude Juncker
Ursula von der Leyen
DeputyClara Martínez Alberola
Opposite numberDavid Frost
Preceded byPosition established
Chief Negotiator of Task Force 50
In office
1 October 2016 – 15 November 2019
PresidentJean-Claude Juncker
DeputySabine Weyand
Opposite numberDavid Davis
Dominic Raab
Steve Barclay
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services
In office
9 February 2010 – 1 November 2014
PresidentJosé Manuel Barroso
Preceded byCharlie McCreevy
Succeeded byElżbieta Bieńkowska
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
In office
19 June 2007 – 22 June 2009
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byChristine Lagarde
Succeeded byBruno Le Maire
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
31 July 2004 – 22 February 2005
Prime MinisterJean-Pierre Raffarin
Preceded byDominique de Villepin
Succeeded byPhilippe Douste-Blazy
European Commissioner for Regional Policy
In office
13 September 1999 – 31 July 2004
PresidentRomano Prodi
Preceded byMonika Wulf-Mathies
Succeeded byJacques Barrot
Minister of State for European Affairs
In office
18 May 1995 – 3 June 1997
Prime MinisterAlain Juppé
Preceded byAlain Lamassoure
Succeeded byPierre Moscovici
Minister of the Environment and Way of Life
In office
29 March 1993 – 18 March 1995
Prime MinisterÉdouard Balladur
Preceded bySégolène Royal
Succeeded byCorinne Lepage
Member of the National Assembly
for Savoie's 2nd constituency
In office
12 June 1978 – 1 May 1993
Preceded byMaurice Blanc
Succeeded byHervé Gaymard
Personal details
Born
Michel Bernard Barnier

(1951-01-09) 9 January 1951 (age 70)
La Tronche, Isère, France
Political partyRally for the Republic (Before 2002)
Union for a Popular Movement (2002–2015)
The Republicans (2015–present)
Other political
affiliations
European People's Party
Spouse(s)
Isabelle Altmayer (m. 1982)
Children3
EducationEuropean Graduate School of Business

In France, he was minister of foreign affairs from 2004 to 2005, minister of state for European affairs from 1995 to 1997 and minister of the environment and way of life from 1993 to 1995.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Director / Head of Service Michel Barnier". European Commission. Retrieved 29 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "European Commission reinforces Brexit team by setting up "Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom" (UKTF)". European Commission. 22 October 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. De La Baume, Maïa; Barigazzi, Jacopo (21 October 2019). "Michel Barnier set to lead 'UK Task Force' in Brexit phase II". POLITICO. Retrieved 29 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)