On May 28th, two days after European Parliament elections have been held in all 28 member states, heads of state and government will meet in Brussels to start the nomination process for the leadership of many EU institutions.
Most of these posts – i.e. the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, as well as the high representative of the Union for foreign affairs and security policy – are typically filled every five years when the incumbent European political cycle gives way to the new one. However, with Mario Draghi’s term coincidentally set to expire on October 31st 2019, leaders will also discuss candidates to fill the post of the ECB president for the next eight years.
这些职位中的大多数 - 即欧洲理事会和欧盟委员会的主席，以及外交事务和安全政策联盟的高级代表 - 通常每五年填补一次。然而，由于德拉吉的任期恰好将于2019年10月31日到期，领导人还将讨论欧洲央行行长候选人，以填补未来八年的任期。