Tusk: EU Leaders Have Reached Consensus on Top Positions in the Community
European Council President Donald Tusk announced that an agreement has been reached on the allocation of senior positions in the EU. It is proposed that German Defense Minister Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen from the European People's Party be the President of the European Commission and that the leadership of the European Council be taken over by the Belgian Prime Minister, Belgian Prime Minister, who is a liberal.
The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security is expected to be Spanish Socialist Josep Borrell. It is proposed that the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will take over the presidency of the European Central Bank.
"We have the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. A very good friend of Bulgaria'', Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said after the end of the extraordinary meeting of the European Council, quoted by the press service of the Council of Ministers. Prime Minister Borissov gave his congratulations to Charles Michel and noted that the Belgian Prime Minister's tradition of taking over the Council was from the time of Herman van Rompuy.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister added that he was pleased with the difficult compromise reached at the meeting of the European Heads of State and Government.
Asked if GERB MPs would support Sergey Stanishev as European Parliament Speaker, Prime Minister Borissov said: "We will definitely support him. A Bulgarian at such a high position is only honour and pride for the country. Although his people in Bulgaria do not like him. " Borissov stressed that the promotion of Sergei Stanishev's candidacy is a work of the European Parliament.
There is information that the leaders have agreed the presidents of the European Parliament will be...