February 23, 2019

NRW appoints Brexit envoy

Dr. Friedrich Merz – Picture by Munich Security Conference, photographer Kai Mörk.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: NRW Premier Armin Laschet has appointed veteran politician Dr. Friedrich Merz as special representative of NRW for Brexit, in order to prepare businesses in the most populous German federal state for the impact of the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Till 2002 Dr. Friedrich Merz was a prominent member of Germany’s Christian Democrats, in fact heading the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag.

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