Emergency EU summit on top jobs runs into trouble again

FILE PHOTO - European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans addresses a news conference during a European Union's General Affairs Council in Brussels, Belgium, February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A deal hatched among several key European leaders to award a former Dutch foreign minister the post of EU chief executive broke down at an emergency summit on Sunday after eastern European and center-right European leaders rejected the plan. Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans had appeared the favorite to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as […]

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