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new demands from the right disrupt negotiations – POLITICO

“There is no agreement this evening,” Charles Michel, President of the European Council, told the press after the leaders’ dinner on Monday evening.

A European diplomat — who was guaranteed anonymity so he could speak candidly about the negotiations, like others cited in this article — said that although negotiators agreed on three, the Leaders will continue discussions at a later date, likely at their next meeting on June 27-28.

Expectations were high when the 27 heads of state and government met in Brussels on Monday in the hope of distributing these four positions between the three components of the current coalition: the European People’s Party (EPP, center right), the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the liberals of Renew.

After Emmanuel Macron’s party was beaten by the far right during the European elections, his decision to dissolve Parliament and call early legislative elections would have accelerated discussions on the best jobs. Typically, negotiations take weeks.

In recent weeks, other European leaders have also stressed the need for continuity, given Russia’s rumored war in Ukraine and the potential return of former US President Donald Trump.

“Partly the hubris of the EPP”

Hopes for a quick deal evaporated as the EPP, winner of the June 9 elections, demanded more concessions and more power among key positions. As expected, the party wanted to reappoint von der Leyen and Metsola, both members. Furthermore, he proposed to the Socialists to divide the mandate of the President of the European Council into two two-and-a-half-year tranches — and the EPP would get one of them.


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