Who’s who in the Brexit talks as Britain and the EU face off in the historic talks in Brussels – The Sun
BATTLE OF BRUSSELS
Who’s who in the Brexit talks as Britain and the EU face off in the historic talks in Brussels
TODAY the EU and UK’s negotiating teams met together for the first time for official talks on Brexit.
David Davis and Michel Barnier shook hands this morning as they prepared to agree the timetable for our exit talks.
David Davis shook hands with Michel Barnier this morning and said there is ‘more that unites us than divides us’
The Brexit Secretary said more time had been spent discussing Northern Ireland than almost anything else today
Mr Barnier (fourth from left) as talks begin on Brexit today
Michel Barnier said today that a good deal was possible, and “far better than no deal”.
“We will work with the UK”, he said, and “never against the UK”.
Mr Davis said this afternoon that the day had been “very productive” and he was “encouraged” by talks.
“Both of us want to achieve the best possible outcome and the strongest possible partnership,” he added.
But who is who in the crunch talks?
David Davis kicks off Brexit talks in Brussels with Michel Barnier today
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From left to right
Christian Jones – David Davis’ press officer
Jane Walker – David Davis’ principle private secretary
Alex Ellis – Director General at the Department for Exiting EU
Simon Case – Director General UK-EU partnership
Sir Tim Barrow – UK’s ambassador to the EU
David Davis – Brexit Secretary
Olly Robbins – Permanent Secretary at Department for Exiting the EU
Mark Bowman – Director general, International finance, Treasury
Glyn Williams – Director General, Home Office
From left to right
Francois Arbault – Internal market and sectorial policies
Philippe Bertrand – Budget & spending
George Riekeles – Inter Institutional affairs team leader
Richard Szostak – Foreign affairs and security
Sabine Weyadn – Deputy Chief EU negotiator
Michel Barnier – Chief EU negotiator
Stephanie Riso – Director, strategy & coordination
Eugena Dumitriu-Segana – Legal affairs expert