Georgieva: Faull ‘very capable’ to lead EU’s ‘Brexit’ taskforce

“Jonathan Faull is someone who can very capably lead our work in terms of what expectations the UK has for reforms in the EU, what is possible and how we can meet each other”, said EU Budget Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva in a press conference on Wednesday.

Georgieva’s comments came after Faull, the European Union’s top civil servant for financial services regulation, was chosen to head up a European Commission taskforce dedicated to the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership of the bloc.

Faull, who is British, will take charge of the new taskforce and will report directly to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on “strategic issues related to the UK referendum”.

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