Profile of Martin Selmayr: Europe’s enforcer

Profile of Martin Selmayr: Europe’s enforcer

The German-born lawyer has attracted a variety of nicknames during his rapid rise to power. The Monster of Brussels. The Dark Prince. Rasputin. Darth Vader. He has also become a favourite bogeyman of Britain’s Eurosceptic right-wing press

Age: 47

Appearance: disconcertingly normal

Newsworthiness: visited Dublin this weekend to outline his approach as secretary general of the European Commission

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