July 1, 2019 / 11:53 AM / 15 days ago

Austria says proposed allocation of EU top jobs lacked balance

FILE PHOTO: Austrian Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein addresses the media ahead of a European Union leaders summit that aims to select candidates for top EU institution jobs, in Brussels, Belgium June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Austria’s acting Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein said that a proposal on how to allot the EU’s top jobs that failed on Monday was not balanced enough.

“Our position was that the balance in the package was missing,” she told reporters.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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