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Charles Michel heads Council of Europe, Christine Lagarde nominated for ECB President

On yesterday's meeting of European Council, the decision on the successor of Donald Tusk has been reached, so Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was elected the new President of the European Council.
Former President Donald Tusk announced this information on his official Twitter account.

German defense minister in Athens for security talks

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen stands in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a wreath-laying ceremony in central Athens before talks with her Greek counterpart Evangelos Apostolakis. Tuesday's talks centered on ongoing security challenges and defense cooperation on bilateral and NATO level.

German defense minister due in Athens and Cyprus

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is due Tuesday in Athens, where she will meet with her recently appointed Greek counterpart, Evangelos Apostolakis.

She will also meet with opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis and address an event at the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy.

NATO will Build a New Command Center in Germany

NATO plans to build a new planning, logistics and command center that will be on German territory, DPA reported.

The initiative is from the German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. The new center will be located in the Cologne-Bonn region, North Rhine Westphalia.

The place is suitable because there is the headquarters of the Bundeswehr united forces.

Defense minister meets German counterpart amid tension

Defense Minister Fikri Işık met his German counterpart Ursula Von Der Leyen on June 29 amid dispute between the two nations over the withdrawal of Germany's military deployment in the İncirlik air base in southern Turkey. 

The two ministers came together on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels.