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World 01 Jul 2019 | 1:40 AM

Highlights: EU leaders meet to decide on bloc's top jobs, Timmermans frontrunner

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meet on Sunday to decide who wins the bloc's top posts, with Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans in pole position to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 10:22 PM

Timmermans faces Eastern resistance for top EU job; search for ECB head postponed

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans has emerged as the favourite to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said on Sunday ahead of a summit in Brussels, but faces resistance from eastern European countries.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 7:50 PM

EU's Tusk proposes Commission job for centre-left - German parliamentary adviser

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk has proposed giving the post of EU chief executive to Europe's centre-left political bloc in the European Commission's new five-year term, according to a German EU parliamentary adviser present at talks on Sunday.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 6:24 PM

Albanians vote in mayoral polls boycotted by opposition

TIRANA (Reuters) - Voting in Albanian mayoral elections that opposition parties are boycotting began calmly on Sunday after Western countries warned against violence, although some abstainers mocked those who were casting a vote with songs from the country's communist past.