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The names and countries that will lead the EU! Meloni is sent off

The names and countries that will lead the EU! Meloni is sent off

The six EU leaders negotiating the bloc's top jobs have agreed that Germany's Ursula von der Leyen, Portugal's António Costa and Estonia's Kaja Kallas should take the top posts in the European Commission, the European Council and the EU policy service. external.

The six negotiators are Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (for the European People's Party), Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (for the Socialists) and French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (for the Liberals).

The next step will be a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday, where the three names will be presented to heads of state and government for approval.

One of the officials, (speaking as all, on condition of anonymity), said that Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will not like that she was (again) not involved in the negotiations.

Meloni was not part of Tuesday's discussion as a condition imposed by liberals and centre-left groups, who had vowed not to back von der Leyen if she struck a deal with the Italian leader.

However, Italy is likely to receive a very high portfolio in the next European Commission.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wrote on social media after the news broke on Tuesday that the EPP's deal “made with leftists and liberals goes against everything the EU was based on. Instead of inclusion, it sows the seeds of division. Senior EU officials should represent every member state, not just leftists and liberals!"