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Michel Barnier
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Head of the UK Task Force
Assumed office
16 November 2019
President Jean-Claude Juncker
Ursula von der Leyen
Deputy Clara Martínez Alberola
Opposite number David Frost
Preceded by Position established
Chief Negotiator of Task Force 50
In office
1 October 2016 – 15 November 2019
President Jean-Claude Juncker
Deputy Sabine Weyand
Opposite number David Davis
Dominic Raab
Steve Barclay
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services
In office
9 February 2010 – 1 November 2014
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Charlie McCreevy
Succeeded by Elżbieta Bieńkowska
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
In office
19 June 2007 – 22 June 2009
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Christine Lagarde
Succeeded by Bruno Le Maire
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
31 July 2004 – 22 February 2005
Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Preceded by Dominique de Villepin
Succeeded by Philippe Douste-Blazy
European Commissioner for Regional Policy
In office
13 September 1999 – 31 July 2004
President Romano Prodi
Preceded by Monika Wulf-Mathies
Succeeded by Jacques Barrot
Minister of State for European Affairs
In office
18 May 1995 – 3 June 1997
Prime Minister Alain Juppé
Preceded by Alain Lamassoure
Succeeded by Pierre Moscovici
Minister of the Environment and Way of Life
In office
29 March 1993 – 18 March 1995
Prime Minister Édouard Balladur
Preceded by Ségolène Royal
Succeeded by Corinne Lepage
Member of the National Assembly
for Savoie's 2nd constituency
In office
12 June 1978 – 1 May 1993
Preceded by Maurice Blanc
Succeeded by Hervé Gaymard
Personal details
Born
Michel Bernard Barnier

9 January 1951 (1951-01-09) (age 70)
La Tronche, France
Political party Rally for the Republic (Before 2002)
Union for a Popular Movement (2002–2015)
The Republicans (2015–present)
Other political
affiliations
European People's Party
Spouse(s)
Isabelle Altmayer (m. 1982)
Children 3
Education European Graduate School of Business

Michel Bernard Barnier (born 9 January 1951) is a French politician. He is the European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom (UK Task Force/UKTF) since November 2019. He was Chief Negotiator - Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom from October 2016 to November 2019.

In France, he was minister of foreign affairs from 2004 to 2005, minister of state for European affairs from 1995 to 1997 and minister of the environment and way of life from 1993 to 1995.


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