RT-Engels: 25-06-2024,

Estonia’s Kaja Kallas will reportedly take over foreign relations from Josep Borrell

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen will get a second term as head of the European Commission, multiple outlets have reported citing anonymous sources in Brussels.

According to a deal between the three main blocs in the European Parliament, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will become the new foreign policy commissioner, replacing Spain’s Josep Borrell, while former Portuguese PM Antonio Costa will preside over the European Council, previously chaired by Belgium’s Charles Michel.

Six national leaders representing the three blocs reached the agreement in a video conference on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Polish PM Donald Tusk and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis took part for the European People’s Party (EPP), German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez spoke on behalf of the Socialists & Democrats (S&D), and French President Emmanuel Macron and caretaker Dutch PM Mark Rutte spoke for Renew Europe.

Euronews described the process as “a horse-trading game to ensure a political, geographical and gender balance.”

While the three factions have enough votes to get the arrangement approved in the European Council, some leaders of EU member states have criticized it publicly.

Von der Leyen must go – EU state leader

“The deal that the EPP made with the leftists and the liberals runs against everything that the EU was based on,” Hungarian PM Viktor Orban posted on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday. “Instead of inclusion,

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