As we expect the imminent production of a parliamentary bill to authorise the Government to trigger Article 50, a brief view of 3 important players.
European Commissioner 1999-2005, 2010-14, Chief Negotiator in charge. Member Assemblée nationale 1978-93, Minister 1993-97, 2007-09. Guardian Profile.
Rapporteur for the European Parliament on Brexit. Leader of the Alliance of Liberals & Democrats for Europe Group, EP. Former Belgian PM 1999-2008. Politico Profile.
Belgian Diplomat, a one-time chief of staff to former European council president Herman Van Rompuy, will lead a “Brexit taskforce” of EU negotiators. Guardian Profile.