Women in line for top EU jobs in summit bargaining

07 July 2019 - 00:12 By Alex Barker, Michael Peel, Jim Brunsden and Mehreen Khan

European leaders have agreed on a deal to fill the EU's most important jobs, backing Christine Lagarde to lead the European Central Bank (ECB) and Ursula von der Leyen to be president of the European Commission.

On the third day of a gruelling summit in Brussels, EU leaders gave near-unanimous support for a package based around Lagarde, France's former finance minister who is now head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Von der Leyen, Germany's defence minister...

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