Saturday

3rd Dec 2016

Ticker

Selection of new European Commission president to take weeks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said the final selection of the next European Commission president could take weeks, reports AFP. Merkel said European leaders and heads of government will meet on May 27 but a decision would be taken only after lengthy negotiations.

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  6. Cyprus talks to resume in January
  7. Documents from German NSA inquiry released
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