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(Brexit) Complicated talks with 27 member states

Business | Mar 20, 2017 21:41
On the British side, U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis will take the lead in talks, reporting to  Prime Minister Theresa May (pictured). Britain's ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, will also play a major role, and the Foreign Office will talk to individual member states to try to get them on its side. 
On the EU side, it's complicated. As Britain's Institute for Government recently pointed out, "the U.K. is negotiating with 27 member states, not a unified bloc.'' 
French diplomat Michel Barnier is the chief negotiator for the European Commission, the bloc's executive arm. He'll receive direction from the Council, which represents the leaders of the member states. 
The European Parliament also wants a say, and will have to approve the final deal between Britain and the bloc.-AP


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