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Top jobs timeline: What happens after the European election

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At the first group meetings, scheduled between June 18 and July 3, the groups will also elect their new leaders, as the new political make-up of the Parliament emerges. New groups can be formed at any time, though.

June 13-15: G7, Apulia, Italy

There will be no formal deals made at the G7. But given it is the first time after the election that von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will see each other, the top jobs carve-up will inevitably be a major conversation at the five-star Borgo Egnazia hotel.

June 17: European Council, Brussels

EU leaders will meet over dinner for an informal EU summit in Brussels. Don’t expect top job deals just yet as it will be the first official discussion on the topic, led by the European Council president (who himself is being replaced).

Political parties will have internal meetings with their respective leaders to talk strategy before heading toward the European Council building for dinner. 

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