July 1, 2019 / 4:59 AM / 15 days ago

Italy's Conte says deal on EU jobs still looks difficult

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives for 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) - Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday it was difficult to say if EU leaders would reach an agreement on a candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president.

“At the moment there doesn’t seem to be an agreement,” he told reporters.

Reporting by Richard Lough, editing by Robin Emmott

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