DECRYPTION – EU member states are showing endless patience as UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has replaced David Frost as head of negotiations.
Correspondent in Brussels
So here is Brussels facing a new British interlocutor on Brexit. The seventh since 2016. After the surprise resignation of the intransigent David Frost, the Commission must now negotiate with a former “remainerForeign Minister Liz Truss has become pro-Brexit.
A first exchange took place last week between this woman with assumed ambitions – she covets the post of Prime Minister Boris Johnson – and the commissioner in charge of this file, Maros Sefcovic. “I’m not one of those people who thinks that everything will change because Frost is gone. Truss will be mobilized to please the toughest brexiters», Analyzes the MEP Nathalie Loiseau, co-chair of the group responsible for monitoring relations between the EU and the United Kingdom in the European Parliament.
The Northern Irish protocol called into question
In fact, the very meager hopes that Brussels placed in Liz Truss were quickly showered. “The British position has not changed. We need the goods …