28 November 2021,   22:35
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European Parliament has a new president

The European Parliament has a new president. The majority of MPs supported  Italian lawmaker , former journalist David Sassoli .  In parallel, the EU member states agreed on candidates, which will have the major posts in the organization.

 

For the first time a woman will be the President of the European Commission. Ops agreed on a candidacy of  German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen nominated as Commission president; Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel named president of the Council; IMF chief Christine Lagarde put forward to head the European Central Bank; and Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell nominated as high representative for foreign affairs.

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