Breakthrough in EU negotiations. It is known who will take over key positions

Breakthrough in EU negotiations. It is known who will take over key positions

According to unofficial reports, EU negotiators have reached an agreement on filling the most important positions in the EU. Here are the potential candidates.

The new term of office of the European Parliament means a new hand in the EU authorities and major personnel changes. Initially, it was proposed that Ursula von der Leyen continue to head the EC. The work of the European Council would be led by Social Democrat Antonio Costa, while Kaja Kallas would be the head of EU diplomacy.

Who will take over the most important positions in the EU?

The first round of negotiations was inconclusive. The Social Democrats did not like the fact that EPP politicians would receive the most positions (apart from the head of the EC, Roberta Metsola, who also represents the European People’s Party, would remain the head of the EP).

After the end of the first summit, Donald Tusk emphasized that although there is no formal agreement, everything is going according to plan. The Prime Minister explained that the talks with the negotiators – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (socialists), French President Emmanuel Macron, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (liberals), Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mirsotakis and the head of the Polish government (EPP) – were very constructive and “this is not a platitude.”

A breakthrough in negotiations in the EU. They will lead the EU’s work

The Politico website reported that on Tuesday, June 25, six negotiators managed to reach an agreement on the appointment of the most important positions. They will include the above-mentioned Ursula von der Leyen from Germany, António Costa from Portugal and Kaja Kallas from Estonia.

In the next step, these candidacies will be presented to the heads of state and government during the EU summit. According to unofficial reports, this will be just a formality.

Viktor Orban expressed his dissatisfaction with the arrangements. According to the Hungarian Prime Minister, “the concluded agreement is absolutely contrary to the EU values ​​on which it was based in the past.”

Giorgia Meloni also reportedly expressed reservations, complaining that although her group in the EP is the third largest, it did not participate in the negotiations. However, the absence of the head of the Italian government was a condition set by the liberals and the center-left. It is not ruled out, however, that the Italians will receive a high position in the EC.

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