Merkel sticks to Spitzenkandidat though Macron pushes for EU talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to a meeting with Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado Quesada at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said Germany still favors picking the “Spitzenkandidat” from a winning party for the post of European Commission president while French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said he didn’t want the process to be automatic. Merkel on Monday urged European Union leaders to agree fast on a nominee. “We […]

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