Greek PM has no interest in top Brussels job

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A spokesperson for Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis denied on Thursday that Mitsotakis was seeking Ursula von der Leyen's post as president of the European Commission.

"Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis has repeatedly ruled out being interested in any of the top jobs in Brussels. And he has spoken loud and clear. He is 100% supporting Ursula von der Leyen for president of the Commission, as he has done from the very beginning. He will continue as a negotiator on behalf of the EPP," Aristotelia Peloni said in a statement to Politico Europe.

According to diplomatic sources cited by Politico, European Council President Charles Michel is floating the idea to EU leaders that Mitsotakis should take von der Leyen's job as the head of the European Commission. The diplomats and officials called it yet another desperate attempt to bring down von der Leyen.

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