EU leaders to continue talks on key posts on Tuesday

  • 2019-07-01
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – EU leaders will continue talks on who will lead Europe's most important institutions on Tuesday, diplomats said.

"We are staying for another night. The talks will continue tomorrow," Nerijus Aleksiejunas, an advisor to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, told BNS Lithuania.

EU leader launched the talks on Sunday night to decide who will be the next president of the European Commission and also in charge of other key posts.

The German and French leaders had agreed that Dutch social democrat Frans Timmermans would become the Commission president, but leaders of the European People's Party objected to that.

EU leaders are also looking for new heads of the European Council, European Parliament and European Central Bank president, as well as for a new foreign policy chief.

According to Aleksiejunas, EU leaders are scheduled to return to the negotiating table at midday on Tuesday (Lithuanian time).