7/2/2019, 7:10 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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European Council announces nominations for top jobs

The European Council elected Belgian interim Prime Minister Charles Michel to head the body until 2022 and nominated German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen for the position of European Commission president, while the nominations for the top job at the European Central Bank went to International Monetary Managing Director Christine Lagarde, the European Council announced on Tuesday.

An official statement revealed that the council nominated Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fontelles as the candidate for the position of high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

The nominations are subject to approval by the European Parliament. Michel's appointment as president of the European Council is renewable once.

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