ICSA president Patrick Kent has welcomed the appointment of French politician Michel Barnier as chief negotiator for Brexit on behalf of the European Commission. Mr Barnier is a former French Minister for Agriculture and an EU Commissioner. According to the ICSA president, the appointment is a welcome development for Ireland in view of the fact that Mr Barnier is very familiar with the issues relevant to Ireland from his positions as EU Commissioner, as a Minister for Agriculture and as an MEP.
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