Belgian Diplomat still believes in better days after Brexit

Didier Seeuws

Didier Seeuws worked for the former EU Council President Van Rompuy and Belgium’s Ex-Prime Minister, Guy Verhofstadt. Now he has to handle the Brexit.

The Belgian Diplomat Didier Seeuws to lead on behalf of the EU, the exit negotiations with the United Kingdom. Seeuws had been appointed head of the “Brexit Task Force,” said a spokesman for EU President Donald Tusk on Saturday to the AFP news Agency. He was already on it.

The 50-year-old Belgian, currently heads the Department for transport, telecommunications and energy in the European Council. Previously, he was spokesman for the former Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstadt, as well as a longtime employee of the former EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy.

After the decision for the Brexit the Prime Minister David Cameron had announced his resignation, but only until October. He wants to leave it also to his successor to explain the exit of the country officially in the EU. Only then the negotiations on the terms of the British withdrawal to start, you should take up to two years.

The foreign Ministers of the six founder States of the EU, called for in view of the announced month-long delay on the Saturday, a quick Action from London. “This process should start as quickly as possible,” said Federal foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) in Berlin.