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The Extraordinary European Council, which began on 30th June, has adopted on 2nd July its conclusions on appointments for the next institutional cycle 2019-2024.

The Heads of State or Government agreed on the choice of the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Council, the President of the European Central Bank and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. First conclusions: two women and two men and a predominance of Western Europe.

On Wednesday 3rd July, MEPs elected the new President of the European Parliament for two and a half years: Italian and member of the Socialist and Democrat (S&D) Group, David SASSOLI.

The European Parliament will vote on Ursula VON DER LEYEN’s candidacy on 16th July.


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