Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Tag: Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German politician and physician who has been the President of the European Commission since 1 December 2019. The President is the head of the European Commission.

On 2 July 2019, von der Leyen was proposed by the European Council as the candidate for President of the European Commission. She was then elected by the European Parliament on 16 July; she took office on 1 December, becoming the first woman in such role.

Ursula von der Leyen – President of the European Commission

According to the treaties, the President decides on the organisation of the Commission and allocates portfolios to individual Commissioners. The President also sets the Commission’s policy agenda.

The President represents the Commission in European Council meetings, G7 and G20 summits, summits with non-EU countries and major debates in the European Parliament and the Council.

President von der Leyen was appointed by national leaders and elected by the European Parliament after she presented her Political Guidelines.

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