EU leaders pick Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen to lead European Commission

Written by on July 2, 2019 in Europe - Comments Off on EU leaders pick Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen to lead European Commission

The European Council proposed German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become European Commission President, European Council President Donald Tusk said on July 2.

Von der Leyen, a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU), would be the first female Commission president if confirmed by the European Parliament.

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