Belgian Didier Seeuws has been named the EU’s chief negotiator for Britain’s exit from the EU. This was announced to diplomatic circles in Brussels on Saturday.
Didier Seeuws will head the European Ministers Council’s “Brexit Task Force”, which will represent the member states. Mr Seeuws was the head of Herman Van Rompuy’s cabinet. Van Rompuy was the first permanent president of the European Council, and his second mandate ended late November 2014.