Georges Dassis receives Michel Barnier

On 12 January 2017, Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, met Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator for the preparation and conduct of the negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.


Mr Barnier informed President Dassis about the development of the situation related to "Brexit" and expressed his willingness to include organized civil society in the negotiation process once the British Government triggers Article 50 of the Treaty.


Mr Barnier informed the EESC President of his wish to take part in a Plenary session of the Committee before next summer, which would allow him to address the representatives of European civil society and to dialogue with them on this issue.


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