New Commission President Ursula von der Leyen – Overview and policy priorities

This week, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen, former German Defence Minister, as the next President of the European Commission with 383 votes, a mere nine votes more than the required majority. Cicero’s team has analysed her expected policy priorities, which will play an important role in determining the policy direction of the next Commission for its mandate running from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2024 A European federalist, von der Leyen is expected to take an ambitious pro-European approach to proposing new legislation. However, she will likely continue to face opposition from the political groups that rejected her nomination, which includes the far-right and far-left parties, as well as the Greens.

Cicero’s team has analysed her expected policy priorities, which will play an important role in determining the policy direction of the next Commission for its mandate running from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2024 A European federalist, von der Leyen is expected to take an ambitious pro-European approach to proposing new legislation. However, she will likely continue to face opposition from the political groups that rejected her nomination, which includes the far-right and far-left parties, as well as the Greens.

Click here to read Cicero’s overview.

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