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EU leaders break off talks on top job nominees without result

Leaders of European Union countries reached no final agreement on candidates for the bloc's top jobs Monday, but several praised the record of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and she appeared on track to secure their endorsement later this month for a second term in office.

EU leaders see top jobs deal returning von der Leyen by end June

From right, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Luc Frieden, Portugal's Prime Minister Luis Montenegro, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Finland's Prime Minister Petteri Orpo, Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban attend a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Monday, June 17, 2024.

Greek PM says he will support Von der Leyen in second term as EU Commission president

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told reporters on Monday he would support a second term for Ursula von der Leyen as EU Commission president, before an informal meeting where EU leaders will debate the line-up in top EU jobs after EU parliament elections.

Far-right EU vote gains rock France with snap election called

Far-right gains in EU elections triggered a political earthquake in France on Sunday, with President Emmanuel Macron calling snap legislative polls in a high-risk move.

Though centrist mainstream parties kept an overall majority in the European Parliament, across the bloc extreme right parties notched a string of high-profile wins.

Von der Leyen's Bulgaria Trip: Strengthening Ties with Borissov for 'European Stability'

In Plovdiv, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, emphasized that GERB and the European People's Party will not permit extremists to destroy the values of Europe, as reported by BGNES. She congratulated Bulgarians on Botev's Day, honoring those who died for the country's freedom and independence, and recited some words which the national hero has spoken.

Multinationals, homegrown cartels and rising prices

The Greek prime minister's recent letter to the president of the European Commission addressing the "asymmetric power of some large multinational companies," despite its obvious pre-election purposes (it is reminded that Ursula Von der Leyen will be running for office again in the June 9 European Parliament elections, with Kyriakos Mitsotakis' support), brings an interesting question to the for