EU Council, Ft: «Draghi on the checklist to switch Michel». Tomorrow closed-door assembly with 60 European CEOs | EUROtoday

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A closed-door assembly, on Wednesday within the early afternoon in Milan, between the previous prime minister and former ECB president Mario Draghi and the European spherical desk (ERT) for Industry, a Brussels-based discussion board that brings collectively CEOs and presidents of round 60 of the most important European corporations within the industrial and technological sector “who share the values ​​of freedom, tolerance, equality and openness”, as acknowledged on the location.

The assembly shall be held within the Milan headquarters of the Bank of Italy and is a part of the preparatory work of the Competitiveness Report whose preparation Draghi was entrusted by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. Maximum confidentiality on the checklist of individuals.

The ERT – which is joined by invitation on a private, not company foundation – consists of for Italy Rodolfo De Benedetti of Cir, Claudio Descalzi of Eni, Gianfelice Rocca of Techint, however it isn’t identified whether or not they are going to really be current on the assembly.

Ft: Draghi doable candidate for EU Council

Meanwhile, the announcement of Charles Michel’s candidacy for the European elections and his early resignation from the place of president of the EU Council has kicked off negotiations on prime positions in Brussels, the place the previous Italian prime minister Mario Draghi is indicated by some as a significant contender.

The 76-year-old former president of the European Central Bank who’s credited with saving the only forex is being thought-about as a doable choice to succeed the previous Belgian prime minister, in accordance with European officers and diplomats cited by the Financial Times. It is probably going that different doable candidates may also emerge for the function now performed by Michel, and it’s tough to foretell the sequence of negotiations and subsequent agreements on EU prime positions, additionally linked to the end result of the June elections, underline the sources cited from the newspaper.