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The much-anticipated two-day European Union summit ended on Friday with no progress
toward filling the institutions’ top jobs and no consensus on ambitious net-zero greenhouse gas emission target by 2050.
A crisis summit has been scheduled for June 30 in order to fill the posts before the new European Parl
iament meets in Strasbourg, France, on July 2. Meanwhile, most EU leaders attending the
G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, for from June 28 to 29 are expected to hold informal talks on their own issues.
Shada Islam, director of Europe and Geopolitics at Brussels-based Friends of Europe, said she hop
es for a quick decision on the EU leadership. “If they keep postponing and are not so decisive, I thin
k we are sending a wrong message to Europeans and to the rest of the world,” she said on Friday.