Intra-party divisions slow decision on top EU jobs- Mark Rutte

People march down 5th Avenue in Manhattan during the 2019 World Pride NYC and Stonewall 50th LGBTQ Pride parade in New York, U.S., June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday said that the process of allotting European Commission jobs was “unbelievably complicated” and that it is not certain whether a decision will be made by Tuesday.

Rutte declined to comment on reports that Dutch politician Frans Timmermans has emerged as a strong candidate for the European Commission Presidency.

“It’s just unbelievably complicated. You have so many political factions,” Rutte said, adding that some of the factions remain divided among themselves.


Zainab Sa’id