Barnier Meets the Austrian Government - What's the Point of a Brexit Postponement?

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: March 1, 2019; 17:47 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Brussels chief negotiator for the Brexit, Michel Barnier, visited Vienna for talks with Foreign Minister Kneissl, Chancellor Kurz and Chancellery Minister Blümel. The agenda of the meeting included an exchange on the current state of the Brexit negotiations and the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Kneissl thanked Barnier for his restless efforts. / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

"Michel Barnier enjoys the confidence of the EU-27 and we thank him very much for his important and hard work in the Brexit negotiations. We owe it in particular to him that it was possible to preserve the unity of the EU-27 and also to ensure unity between the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament", said Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz after the working discussion with…