Top positions important issue for EU national leaders

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After the European Parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet with other EU heads of state and government to begin talks on the allocation of top EU positions.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
On May 28, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet with other EU heads of state to begin talks on the allocation of top EU positions. Photo: The Swedish EU Representation

On 28 of May, EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss the top positions in the EU institutions after the elections to the European Parliament. They are also expected to ask the current President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to begin the nomination process for the heads of the EU institutions.

The first positions to be filled in the autumn are: President of the European Commission, President of the European Council and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Later in the autumn, the head of the European Central Bank will be appointed and the President of the European Parliament will be elected by the newly elected members of the Parliament.

Taking account of the election results, the European Council will nominate the President of the European Commission, who must then be approved by the European Parliament.

The European Council appoints its own President.

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