The wait was long and laborious but, after 48 hours of negotiations, European leaders finally reached an agreement on Tuesday, July 2, on appointments to key positions in the European Union.
Ursula Von der Leyen, German Defence Minister, will head the EU Commission. Charles Michel, Belgian Prime Minister, is appointed President of the European Council. Christine Lagarde will have to leave the IMF to head the European Central Bank. Josep Borell, the current Spanish Foreign Minister, will be the EU’s new head of diplomacy. The Italian David Sassoli will preside over the European Parliament.
New faces resolutely pro-European, a respected geographical balance, a displayed parity…. Perhaps enough to start over on a good basis to save Europe…?
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A new mended Europe - Delambre (France), Le Canard Enchainé
Phew! Phew! European leaders have "mended"!
A new mended Europe - Osmani Simanca (Brésil / Brazil)
A new mended Europe - Michael Kountouris (Grèce / Greece)
A new mended Europe - Christo Komarnitski (Bulgarie / Bulgaria)
A new mended Europe - Brandan (Afrique du sud / South Africa), Business Day
Président Banque centrale européenne - Christine Lagarde - Président Commission européenne - Ursula Von Der Leyen
A new mended Europe - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium)
Before - After
A new mended Europe - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
We should have postponed the departure - and when do we leave? - When I find out about the European Council... - I thought you weren't a candidate
A new mended Europe - O-SEKOER (Belgique / Belgium)
A new mended Europe - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Echo
Ode to joy