Merkel Plays Down Hope Of Quick Deal On Next Commission President

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May 10, 2014 AT 6:08 AM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried on Saturday to douse hopes of a quick agreement on the next European Commission president after the May 22-25 European parliament elections, warning this could take several weeks. Speaking to reporters in the Baltic port city of Stralsund, Merkel said leaders of European Union governments will meet in Brussels on May 27 but that gathering would be to discuss the EU's policy direction and not just candidates.