The German European: how Ursula von der Leyen rose to become EU president

After the struggles of leading the German defence ministry, von der Leyen has returned to her original home. 

When Ursula von der Leyen narrowly won her confirmation vote to become the next president of the European Commission (the first woman to hold the post), the incumbent took to Twitter to congratulate her. “ Willkommen zu Hause” (welcome home), tweeted Jean-Claude Juncker.

Brussels really is home for von der Leyen: she was born there in 1958, when her father worked as a civil servant for the commission, and it was in Brussels that she learned the impeccable French and English...
source: New Statesman

2019-07-19 15:44
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