European Union leaders have broken three days of deadlock and nominated new heads for the 28-nation bloc’s institutions.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. (File photo: VCG)
European Council President Donald Tusk said in a series of tweets Tuesday that German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been backed to become president of the executive European Commission, and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel the head of the European Council.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. (File Photo: AP)
Frenchwoman Christine Lagarde has been nominated as the head of the European Central Bank and Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell as EU foreign policy chief.