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Brief: Juncker backs Spitzenkandidaten and Turkey looks to ease Aegean spat

This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU's de facto political capital.

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Brief: Juncker backs Spitzenkandidaten and Turkey looks to ease Aegean spat

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This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU’s de facto political capital. In today’s edition, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker backs the Spitzenkandidat, or lead candidate, process in the appointment of his successor. Turkey steps back from a spat in the Aegean, calling for dialogue with Greece over a recent clash around the disputed Imia islands.