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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - European Council President Donald Tusk has suspended a special meeting on candidatures for key positions in the EU institutions for additional bilateral consultations, and discussions will be resumed later, Tusk's spokesman Preben Aamann said.

    "#EUCO suspended by @eucopresident. Tusk will now organise bilateral meetings with leaders. #EUCO will resume once bilaterals completed," Aamann wrote on Twitter.

    The 28 European leaders are meeting tonight, aiming to agree on candidates for president of the European Commission, president of Council and foreign policy chief. The European Parliament will then vote for its own speaker this week, then a new director for the European Central Bank will be chosen.


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