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Timmermans most likely to chair European Commission, - reporter

Poland and Hungary will oppose his candidacy in the ongoing election of the new President of the European Commission; France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands already shared the key positions in the EU
08:48, 1 July 2019

Reuters

France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands seem to have shared the key positions in the EU, as Brussels hosts elections of the new President of the European Commission. The most likely candidate to lead the authority would be Dutch left-centrist politician Frans Timmermans; currently, he is the First Vice-President of the Commission. Beata Plometska, the correspondent of Polskie Radio received this information from the unofficial sources in the Belgian capital.

"Donald Tusk did not specify any names, but it's clear that the candidate from left-centrist parties would get the office of the President of the European Commission. Since Frans Timmermans is the candidate (...), it is most likely that he will replace Jean-Claude Juncker in the office of the European Commission leader", the reporter said. According to her, Poland, Hungary and, most likely, Italy will vote against Timmermans's candidacy. 

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She added that the candidate from liberal forces is likely to chair the European Council; the office of EU External Action Service Head is supposed to go to a woman from the right-centrist parties. Christian Democrats are most likely to get the office of the President of the European Parliament.

The EU leaders gathered in Brussels on June 30 and held a meeting behind the closed doors, discussing how to share the key offices in the EU, which is, still, an unofficial data. 

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