Merkel: Van Rompuy and Juncker to carry out post-election consultations

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On her arrival at the European Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that both European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and EPP Commission president candidate Jean-Claude Juncker will be ‘given a mandate’ to carry out post-election consultations.

EU Heads of State and Governments are meeting on Tuesday in Brussels for an informal dinner to discuss the aftermath of the European elections and to start negotiations on who will be the next president of the European Commission.


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