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France targeting Commission presidency over top ECB job
The European Commission, which serves as the EU's executive and civil service, will appoint a new president for a five-year term after European Parliament elections take place in May ... Who gets the Commission presidency depends on which party comes out on top in European Parliament elections on 23-26 May, and negotiations between EU governments that follow.
< pick teeth, suck vigorously > Is Barnier running? Villeroy de Galhau? Benoît Coeuré? Are these persons even elected representatives?
The choice of Commission president could see a sharp conflict between national leaders and the European Parliament, which is keen to see them nominate one of the lead candidates in the EU elections - such as the center right's Manfred Weber, a German, or center left's Frans Timmermans, a Dutchman.

The role of parliament, which must endorse [?] any Commission president, risks complicating what has always been a complex power play among the member states and the pan-EU political movements to which national leaders belong.

Front door, back door, side door, chute: Sumbuddy needs to get the story straight.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 02:11:05 PM EST
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