Macron, on appointments 28 committed for 30

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:56:06 +0200

BRUSSELS, JUNE 21 - "On the appointments we have not yet finished the work, but since last night we have progressed, clarifying the situation and giving rules". French President Emmanuel Macron said this at the end of the European council. "Yesterday it emerged that there is no clear majority on the candidates of the spitzenkandidat system - he added - this system is not valid and therefore we have decided to relaunch a procedure that will be piloted by Tusk to emerge new names". Macron then underlined that there is the commitment of all the leaders to arrive on June 30, before the first plenary "so that there is a clear vision on four top jobs. The French president then recalled the criteria that must be at the base of the choice: "for my part a rapid decision by June 30" as procrastination will not lead to a solution ", with a gender balance" men / women, geographical, and finally a choice based on professionalism, competence and quality " .