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Tag: German Defense Minister

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 2019 - 16:11 UTC

    Germany and a woman take the European Commission presidency

    If successful - her nomination requires parliamentary approval - Mrs. von der Leyen would be the first woman to take on the Commission presidency

    Ursula von der Leyen's name is unlikely to have cropped up in early conversations as European leaders wrangled over the best candidate to replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. But after proposed compromise deals collapsed, Germany's defiance minister and close ally of Angela Merkel has emerged from the shadows as their nominee for the top job.