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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 2019, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ursula von der Leyen to lead EU Commission

Would be the first female head of the EU

How she's viewed in your country and any in-depth insight from German posters?

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Seems like a weak compromise candidate. At least it's someone from Western-Europe.

No surprise Timmermans didn't make it. He would have been hard on the Eastern-European anti-Democrats and Italian money wasters. Too bad, he speaks more languages than Mladenovic.

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Re: Ursula von der Leyen to lead EU Commission

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Seems like a weak compromise candidate. At least it's someone from Western-Europe.

No surprise Timmermans didn't make it. He would have been hard on the Eastern-European anti-Democrats and Italian money wasters. Too bad, he speaks more languages than Mladenovic.
Timmermans is labelled here as the architect of the migrant relocation quota, even threatened a few countries with a lawsuit over the issue.

Even if he spoke 35 languages, had an IQ over 200 and was otherwise a Saint he would be probably unacceptable.
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Re: Ursula von der Leyen to lead EU Commission

in Germany we would call her Career as
"falling up the stairs"

yet i have doubts if she will really get enough votes from the parliament, the German greens and socials don´t want to vote for her.

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Re: Ursula von der Leyen to lead EU Commission

She's a European federalist, socially liberal and relatively tough on Russia. I'm quite happy with her.

There's unfortunately a problem with geographical distribution of those high-profile EU jobs. None of them went to Central & Eastern Europe's candidates. Completely omitting this huge part of EU is not a good move.

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Polish far-right government is all over the moon with von der Leyen just because it means that Timmermans got blocked. Other than that, no one cares about her.
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She's a European federalist, socially liberal and relatively tough on Russia. I'm quite happy with her.

There's unfortunately a problem with geographical distribution of those high-profile EU jobs. None of them went to Central & Eastern Europe's candidates. Completely omitting this huge part of EU is not a good move.

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Polish far-right government is all over the moon with von der Leyen just because it means that Timmermans got blocked. Other than that, no one cares about her.
By old standards Germany is Western Europe, but now I would say it is Central Europe.

I guess the East European countries focused more on blocking Timmermans instead of getting a job for one of her own

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Re: Ursula von der Leyen to lead EU Commission

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She's a European federalist, socially liberal and relatively tough on Russia. I'm quite happy with her.

There's unfortunately a problem with geographical distribution of those high-profile EU jobs. None of them went to Central & Eastern Europe's candidates. Completely omitting this huge part of EU is not a good move.



Polish far-right government is all over the moon with von der Leyen just because it means that Timmermans got blocked. Other than that, no one cares about her.
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Even if many governments in east europe will not complain much because of the money they receive from the EU and their relative small economic weight, there´s also the public opinion and the people who might feel disconnected to the EU.

Last year EU countries voted (in a very controversial procedure) to move from London to Amsterdam and Paris the bankings and drugs EU authorities, now they put french Lagarde as ECB president and german von der Leyen as EU president.

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