To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent (a) representations he has made to and (b) discussions he has had with (i) other EU member states and (ii) EU institutions on potential candidates for the proposed post of President of the European Council; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has regular contact with all of our EU partners and with the EU institutions on a variety of issues.
As set out in my letters of
Discussions on the identity of the new full-time President of the European Council will take place at the appropriate time. This decision and others will, of course, depend on ratification of the treaty by all 27 member states.