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No agreement on top EU posts was reached at the Brussels meeting

Jun 17, 2024

The leaders of the European Union, during today's meeting in Brussels, concluded negotiations without reaching an agreement on the distribution of senior positions in the EU.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Politico.

Two EU diplomats told reporters that despite previous hopes to finalize the distribution of senior positions during the current summit, a principled agreement between the leaders of the bloc was not reached.

Thus, it is noted that the EU leaders went to the consultation room “without phones” beforehand. Later, it turned out that the negotiations did not lead to an agreement on positions in the highest institutions of the European Union.

Meanwhile, European Council President Charles Michel called the informal summit without an agreement "a useful step."

According to him, it is “absolutely clear” that the purpose of this meeting was not to make a decision on top positions, but rather to have an "in-depth exchange of views" on the candidates.

"The purpose of this evening was not to make a decision," he said, adding that the distribution of posts would be finalized at the official European Council summit next week.

Michel also said that two decisions need to be made in June: one on top positions and the other on the bloc's strategic agenda.

"We need to agree on a team and a program," he said.

The President of the European Council also noted that it is a “collective duty” to resolve this issue by the end of the month.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 18/06/2024

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