July 2, 2019 / 5:24 PM / 3 months ago

EU leaders agree on top jobs: Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders have agreed on who should fill the top jobs for its main institutions for the next five years after a marathon summit, European Council President Donald Tusk and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said on Twitter.

France’s Christine Lagarde has been proposed for the presidency of the European Central Bank, Belgium’s Charles Michel for European Council president, Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen for European Commission president and Spain’s Josep Borrell for EU foreign policy chief.

“The European Council has agreed on the future leadership of the EU institutions,” Tusk said on his official Twitter account.

Reporting by Alexandra Regida, Gabriela Baczynska, Richard Lough, Robin Emmott; Editing by Gareth Jones

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