Merkel is a dream candidate for head of EU Commission - Luxembourg and France officials | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

20 August, Tuesday


Merkel is a dream candidate for head of EU Commission - Luxembourg and France officials

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Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel told CNBC that Merkel would be a “dream candidate” for the presidency of Europe’s executive body.

“I love that idea, I’ve asked Angela Merkel several times. She would be a perfect candidate for the (European) Council, for the Commission,” Bettel told CNBC’s Silvia Amaro in Luxembourg Thursday.

“She’s got a global view, she’s a great leader and a strong personality. I really, really appreciate Angela Merkel …. I really, really think she would be a great leader for Europe. We have some different candidates who are able but Angela for me would be a dream candidate.”

Bettel’s comments come after French President Emmanuel Macron said that he would support Merkel as the next president of the European Commission once Jean-Claude Juncker leaves the post on November 1.

On Tuesday, Macron told Swiss broadcaster RTS that “If she were to want it (the post), I would support her.”

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