On November 11, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will undergo surgery for the treatment of aneurysms, according to his spokeswoman Mina Andreeva, confirming information from France's press obtained from Juncker's surroundings.
According to the President's relatives, it is an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said that, in respect to the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), she would like a much better dialogue between Romania's Government and the European institutions, pointing out that she had talked with acting European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on this topic.
The leaders of the European Union suspended their summit, which began on Sunday and lasted about 20 hours. No consensus has been reached in the negotiations for the election of new heads of the main European institutions. The search will continue on Tuesday, when the session will begin at 11 am Bulgarian time.
European Union leaders are close to awarding socialist Dutchman Frans Timmermans the job of European Commission president, with the centre-right Kristalina Georgieva lined up to head the European Council, two diplomats said on Monday.
Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel is a strong candidate for the job of EU foreign policy chief, the two diplomats said.
"The chances for reaching agreement are rather slim", stated an unnamed European official.