As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, our European counterparts prepare for the new relationship ahead. We are inviting permanent representatives from various EU member states to give briefings on their views and position on Brexit. The first briefing of this series will be given by Patrick Schaefer from Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union.
Deputy delegate to Council | Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU
Patrick Schäfer works on the Brexit team of the German Permanent Representation to the EU and is Germany’s deputy delegate to the Council working group on Brexit. He originates from the Foreign Office and was previously posted to headquarters in Berlin (2013-2017, policy planning staff), the German embassy in Kabul (2012-2013, domestic policy and protocol) and the Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels (2009-2012, EU-Asia relations). Before joining the foreign service in 2008 he studied business administration and European integration and worked and at the European Parliament and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs.