Tuesday October 20, 2020

FG’s 40-year role in EPP was vital to Brexit deal

Though not well known here, the European People’s Party reaches across all the EU member states and beyond, and is influential in key institutional positions

17th December, 2017
Michel Barnier, the chief EU negotiator

One interesting angle to the high drama which surrounded the breakthrough agreement on phase 1 of the Brexit talks is the role of the European political parties in that process. The solidarity and commitment shown by other European member states was hard won and required the deployment of all possible diplomatic tools. One of the less obvious and perhaps least understood of these tools is the government’s political alignment across Europe, and more specifically, Fine...

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