July 25, 2024

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Agreement on top jobs in Europe: Ursula von der Leyen, Antonio Costa and Kaja Kallas receive top positions

Agreement on top jobs in Europe: Ursula von der Leyen, Antonio Costa and Kaja Kallas receive top positions

Almost certainly now Ursula von der Leyen He may succeed himself as President of the European Commission. The German Christian Democratic Party was already considered the main contender.

Von der Leyen was elected the first female president of the European Commission in 2019, succeeding her Luxembourg colleague Jean-Claude Juncker. Before that, she was a minister for many years under Chancellor Angela Merkel. She was responsible for social affairs, housing, family, senior citizens, women and youth, among other things. From 2013 to 2019, she was Minister of Defence.

As Commission President, von der Leyen is nothing but a gray mouse. For example, it pursued an active policy during the Corona crisis, through the joint European procurement of vaccines. Therefore, it lost its credibility because it negotiated with the vaccine manufacturer, Pfizer, in a less transparent way.

In the so-called sofa gate, she briefly came into conflict with Charles Michel during a visit by Turkish President Erdogan. He was immediately seated in a chair next to the Turkish president, while von der Leyen had to sit on a low sofa, a little away from the hostess. “Sexist” was the immediate verdict of many observers.

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