BRUSSELS - The tentative Brexit deal grudgingly approved by the British cabinet on Wednesday could yet fall apart, but for one man it is already a personal victory. Isolated in Brussels, Barnier later hoped to return to his homeland of Savoie in the French Alps as president of the regional assembly, but again local barons of his UMP opposed him. "He knows about the problems we'll have to negotiate with the British," Juncker explained. He is the Brexit point man not only for his nominal employer the European Commission, but also for the 27 remaining member states. And on Thursday he will be standing alongside European Council president Donald Tusk to announce plans for a leaders' summit to approve his deal.
Source: Bangkok Post November 14, 2018 22:41 UTC