The European Parliament has a new president. The majority of MPs supported Italian lawmaker , former journalist David Sassoli . In parallel, the EU member states agreed on candidates, which will have the major posts in the organization.
For the first time a woman will be the President of the European Commission. Ops agreed on a candidacy of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen nominated as Commission president; Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel named president of the Council; IMF chief Christine Lagarde put forward to head the European Central Bank; and Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell nominated as high representative for foreign affairs.