UK will pull officials and ministers from EU decision making meetings

epa07737730 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in Downing Street following his appointment by the Queen in London, Britain, 24 July 2019. Former London mayor and foreign secretary Boris Johnson is taking over the post after his election as party leader was announced the previous day. Theresa May stepped down as British Prime Minister following her resignation as Conservative Party leader on 07 June. EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER

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Boris Johnson will pull British officials and ministers out of most EU decision-making meetings from September as the government gears up for the Brexit deadline.

The Independent (UK) reports that civil servants and ministers will now only attend EU meetings where the UK has a significant national interest in the outcome of discussions, such as on security.

Announcing the plans, the Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay said: “An incredible amount of time and effort goes into EU meetings with attendance just the tip of the iceberg. “Our diligent, world-class officials also spend many hours preparing for them whether in reading the necessary papers or working on briefings.

Via The Independent 

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