Thursday, 19 November 2009
Appointment the new EU's key posts
European Heads of State and Government today will have a working dinner in Brussels to appoint the new EU's key posts, ahead of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon.
Leaders will name a first-ever permanent President of the European Council, a High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, as well as the Secretary-General of the Council.
The candidates are due to take up their posts when the treaty of Lisbon enters into force on 1 December.
The informal has been convened by Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, whose country holds the Union's rotating presidency.