14:04 GMT +320 October 2019
Listen Live
    European Council President Donald Tusk

    Tusk Suspends Meeting of EU Leaders for Bilateral Consultations on Candidatures

    © Sputnik / Alexey Vitvitsky
    Get short URL

    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.


    European Commission Head Juncker Laughs Off Tusk’s Criticism of Putin Interview
    Fury as EU's Juncker, Tusk to Reportedly Get Nearly €500,000 in 'Golden Goodbyes' Once They Resign
    ‘Wake Up Before it is Too Late’: Tusk Warns the World Has Come Close to the Brink
    European Commission, Preben Aamann, European Council, EU, Donald Tusk
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik