July 2, 2019 / 9:08 AM / 3 months ago

We all need to compromise to get deal on new EU bosses: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel 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) - Everyone will have to make compromises if an agreement is to be reached on how to parcel out top jobs in the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said upon arriving for the third day of a Brussels summit.

“Everyone has to understand that they have to shift a little,” she told reporters. “I say that to everyone. Then there will be a chance of reaching a deal. And that is the spirit in which I am going to work - cheerful and determined.”

Leaders failed to settle on a candidate to head up the bloc’s executive Commission after marathon talks that ran through the night on Sunday and well into Monday. Several leaders have said they hope Tuesday’s meeting will break the logjam.

Reporting by Reuters TV; Writing by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Michelle Martin

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