The special European Council meeting held between the 30th June – 2nd July has agreed the following candidates for the high level European positions. The meeting finally agreed on the following candidates:
• Ursula von der Leyen (Germany) for European Commission President;
• Charles Michel (Belgium) for European Council President;
• Josep Borrell (Spain) for High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
• Christine Lagarde (France) for President of the European Central Bank
The European Parliament is expected to vote on the candidate for Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, on 16 July. At this stage, her election is not guaranteed, as some political groups have reiterated the European Parliament’s attachment to the Spitzenkandidaten process, under which she was not a candidate.
A full report on the meeting of the Special European Council meeting can be read HERE.