German EU superstate fanatic to replace Juncker – and takeover Brexit talks with UK


EU bandleaders finally settled on a deal after they were forced to turn in to Brussels today after spending nearly 20 hours lining over the appointment of the next European Commission president. Ursula Von Der Leyen, Germany’s apologia minister, became the compromise candidate after a Franco-German plot, cooked up at the G20 culmination in Japan last week, failed to fill the EU’s most senior parts. Leaders threw out Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans for the role during the longest-running pinnacle in recent years.

Donald Tusk said the EU’s new top crew would insist on following Brussels’ refusal to renegotiate the Brexit sell with Britain’s next prime minister.

He said: “I am absolutely unswerving that the new leaders of our institutions will be as consistent as we are today when it surface to the withdrawal agreement and our readiness to discuss our future relationship with the UK.”

Mr Tusk, the European Congregation President, ordered EU leaders back to Brussels for more talks in a bid to renew the deep divides left over from the all-night deadlock.

After seven hours of talks, the chief eurocrat corroborated the deal was finally done.

The proposal to appoint Ms Von Der Leyen as the bloc’s most postpositive major official has seemingly brought a number of warring countries together, according to EU diplomats and officials.

The 60-year-old German is the win initially woman to be nominated to take charge of the European Commission.

The new package contains Brexit-bashing Belgium prime minister Charles Michel and Spanish remote minister Josep Borrell being handed top jobs.

EU leaders alert to reaching deal to replace Jean-Claude Juncker (Image: GETTY)

Mr Borrell will change the bloc’s foreign affairs chief while Mr Michel would substitute Mr Tusk as European Council president.

The EU’s top team, who will be responsible for feel the next phase of Brexit talks, have a history of attacking Britain.

In February, Ms Von Der Leyen petitioned Brexit was behind a growing need for the creation of the EU army.

She said: “Brexit and the distanced carriage of the US president has accelerated that we build our own European defence union.”

She has fully stayed the EU’s refusal to budget on the Northern Irish backstop, and criticised the “hollow guarantees” of those who campaigned for Brexit.

Ursula Von Der Leyen is likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Commission (Aspect: GETTY)

European Union top jobs explained (Image: EXPRESS)

Diplomats hold her appointment also settles the need to ensure a woman is handed one of Brussels’ top pursuits after years of male dominance.

Under Mr Michel’s guidance, Belgium evinced to be an opponent Theresa May’s attempt to delay Brexit.

The Belgian prime diplomat was also widely considered the most stubborn adversary during David Cameron’s venture to renegotiate Britain’s EU member ahead of the Brexit referendum in 2016.

Mr Michel, a exponent of a united states of Europe, insisted Britain was welcome to quit the EU if the surroundings felt it was being held hostage by the bloc.

He said: “Cameron assumes the idea of ​​EU hostage. Rather than continue to be their hostage, as is done now, it is overcome to continue without them.”

In Brussels, he is often compared to Toy Story sort Mr Potato Head by diplomats and officials because of his bald head and field-glasses.

Mr Borrell has also found himself on the forefront of the Brexit battle, as separate of Spain’s desperate attempt to reclaim Gibraltar.

He praised the EU’s stance when the Scarp was branded a British “colony” in sections of the bloc’s no deal Brexit drawings.

At a Nato summit in April, he said: “For Spain, today is a very formidable day because the European Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority within the for the most parts on the granting of visas.

Ursula Von Der Leyen is a close ally of Angela Merkel (Icon: GETTY)

“It said very clearly that Gibraltar is considered a colony. We already knew that because the Court of Justness of the European Union and the United Nations had said it, but what the European Parliament has mean is clear and that is the result of joint work by Spanish parliamentarians, primary the Socialist Party, the Popular Party and Ciudadanos.

“It’s a very important spring for Spain because it concerns the country’s territorial integrity. I think that congratulations are in demanded.”

hristine Lagarde, the current head of the International Monetary Fund who claimed referendum Leave in the referendum would trigger a recession in the UK within a year, was announced as the aspirant to take over at the European Central bank.

The plans can still be derailed by the European Parliament, who are yet to accredit the package on offer by EU leaders. 

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