Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Sunday morning (31 August) revealed that she has nominated Economics and Internal Affairs Minister Margrethe Vestager as the country's next commissioner.
Federica Mogherini, the 41-year-old Italian minister for foreign affairs, will lead the EU’s foreign policy for the next five years.
The two favorites to become the next European Council president and foreign chief, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Italy's Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, were appointed by EU heads of state and government in Brussels on Saturday (30 August).
At a press conference shortly after 8pm, the two received flowers and a standing ovation by journalists before they were introduced by current European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko took centre stage at today’s (30 August) EU summit and said the Union’s heads of state and government had given his country broad support since it had faced “open aggression” from Russia, adding that the EU's agenda from now on was largely revolving around Ukraine.
Eight social democrat leaders including Sigmar Gabriel from Germany, Denmark's Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Italy's Matteo Renzi said today (30 August) in Paris that they want to add economic policy to the agenda of the EU summit.