Special European Summit

Summary of Special European Summit To Make Top EU Appointments

A special European summit to make top EU appointments concluded in a deadlock on july 17th 2014, prospectively dealing a blow to campaign of Dublin to secure the agriculture assortment for incoming commissioner of Irish Phil Hogan.

The thrust to choose the next EU foreign policy chief hindered over opposition to Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini, suggesting the sensible European leaders to call another summit to resolve the matter in the month of August and the nomination European Council successor's president Herman Van Rompuy.

Diplomats have concluded saying the failure to resolve any appointments will generate intensive negotiation in coming days as EU leaders expect for advantage in the allotment of commission portfolios.

The Union Leaders of Europe did not reach an agreement yet on top appointments, as well as the President of the EU Council and the next EU foreign policy chief, at a special meeting in Brussels.

The President (Currently Herman Van Rompuy) of the European Council reported that the Council conducted a first debate and concluded to come back to it for an ultimate decision at a special meeting on 30th August.

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite specifically told the journalists that he will support a person who is experienced in foreign affairs and reproduce all opinions of the member states on the differences between Russia and Ukraine.

Bulgaria's Minister Kristalina Georgieve and Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski are potential substitutes for the foreign policy job.

President of France Francois Hollande claimed that the next foreign policy chief must be a Socialist, stating that the centre-right Jean-Claude Juncker has already been appointed as the new President of the European Commission.

But the Summit also hindered over the appointment of a new President of the EU Council. Danish Prime Minister who is Helle Thorning-Schmidt considerable alternative for the post although she said she was not a candidate. France has more reservations as Denmark is not a part of the euro zone.