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Belgium: Uncertainty on UK commissioner amid Brexit extension

Belgium, Brussels
October 28, 2019 at 15:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

European Commission spokesperson Mina Andreeva stated that no decision has been taken on the possible appointment of a UK commissioner to the EU, amid Brussels' decision to delay Brexit to January 31, 2020. Andreeva was speaking from Brussels, on Monday.

"Firstly, it is first of all up to the Council and the UK to take this decision because at the moment it is only a project of a decision [the extension] which contains this phrase on a possible candidate for a commissioner from the United Kingdom. Secondly, as Madam President Von der Leyen said in Helsinki last Thursday, depending on the extension and its length, she will start to have contacts from November onwards. So I have no news for now, let's first wait for the [extension] decision to be [officially] taken," Andreeva explained.

Next President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said last week that she would ask the UK to appoint a commissioner to Brussels, if the October 31 Brexit deadline was extended.

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European Commission spokesperson Mina Andreeva stated that no decision has been taken on the possible appointment of a UK commissioner to the EU, amid Brussels' decision to delay Brexit to January 31, 2020. Andreeva was speaking from Brussels, on Monday.

"Firstly, it is first of all up to the Council and the UK to take this decision because at the moment it is only a project of a decision [the extension] which contains this phrase on a possible candidate for a commissioner from the United Kingdom. Secondly, as Madam President Von der Leyen said in Helsinki last Thursday, depending on the extension and its length, she will start to have contacts from November onwards. So I have no news for now, let's first wait for the [extension] decision to be [officially] taken," Andreeva explained.

Next President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said last week that she would ask the UK to appoint a commissioner to Brussels, if the October 31 Brexit deadline was extended.

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