EU LATEST Tusk says BREXIT was a vaccine against Euroscepticism


European Council President Donald Tusk said that Britain’s Brexit paralysis served as a “vaccine” against the eurosceptic vote in the European Union’s parliamentary elections.

Speaking at a news conference after chairing a summit of all 28 EU leaders in which they discussed the nomination process for the bloc’s top jobs that are up for grabs after the bloc-wide election, Tusk reiterated that EU leaders would not automatically accept the candidates put forward by the European Parliament.

Tusk, who has the mandate to seek out the best candidates for the EU’s top jobs this year, said his “personal ambition” was to fill at least half of them with women.

Tusk is tasked with finding names for four top EU jobs – the head of the European Commission, his own job as the European Council president, the head of the European Central Bank and the EU’s top diplomat.

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