Lithuania's outgoing President Dalia Grybauskaitė has warned that the protracted process of allocating the top EU jobs may weigh down the decision-making process in the bloc.
At Wednesday's meeting with ambassadors EU member countries accredited to Lithuania, Grybauskaitė “underlined that the protracted process of selecting the next top EU leaders may hinder important decisions and complicate the Commission's work,” her office said in a press release.
“It created a very sensitive situation, especially with the EU facing long and difficult negotiations over the long-term budget for 2021-2027 and other serious challenges, including Brexit and climate change,” it added.
EU leaders will make another attempt at reaching a deal on candidates for the bloc's top jobs this weekend.
Grybauskaitė, who has been mentioned among possible candidates for the president of the European Council, refuses to comment on this issue.