EU leaders want to settle on EU Commission chief by June summit - Merkel

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that EU leaders had agreed they would try to settle on a candidate to head the EU executive, the European Commission, by the next time they meet for a summit in June.

Reuters May 29, 2019 03:07:22 IST
EU leaders want to settle on EU Commission chief by June summit - Merkel

EU leaders want to settle on EU Commission chief by June summit  Merkel

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that EU leaders had agreed they would try to settle on a candidate to head the EU executive, the European Commission, by the next time they meet for a summit in June.

"We agreed that it is essential for us to show we are capable of action and so we want by the June summit, so June 21-22, as far as possible to have the solution and our proposal for the position of Commission president," Merkel told a news conference after a meeting of EU leaders.

She said European Council president Donald Tusk would have a coordinating role, with two national leaders each from the centre-right European People's Party, the Social Democrats and the liberals acting as negotiators.

(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)

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