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Macron warns of ‘institutional dysfunction’ if EU can’t fill top jobs

French president says names must be assigned to positions at Sunday’s summit of EU leaders.

OSAKA, Japan — The EU is at risk of “entering a cycle of institutional dysfunction” if leaders cannot swiftly agree on how to fill the bloc’s top jobs, French President Emmanuel Macron warned.

Speaking Thursday on a train in Japan, where he will attend the G20 summit in Osaka, Macron also said that nationality should not be a primary factor in choosing the next European Commission president — an apparent dig at German officials, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, for…

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