Ursula von der Leyen, scapegoat of the European excessive proper | EUROtoday

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Election poster for the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), showing a drawing of Ursula von der Leyen and Volodymyr Zelensky kissing, with the inscription

The far-rights of the European Union (EU) don’t agree on every thing however at all times discover themselves scapegoating. During this marketing campaign for the vote which is to happen from June 6 to 9 within the 27 member states, a 65-year-old German lady was added to the standard non-European immigrants. Quoting Ursula von der Leyen in a far-right assembly, in Marseille, Bucharest, Florence or Madrid, is assured to get up the room.

The President of the European Commission, within the race for re-election, has made a spot for herself on the visuals of Eurosceptic events, typically subsequent to a different enemy and at all times in black and white. Posted all through Austria, the marketing campaign poster for the Freedom Party (FPÖ) exhibits her, in opposition to a backdrop of conflict pictures, kissing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: the allied occasion of the National Rally (RN), near the positions of the Kremlin, requires an finish to “EU madness” and his “belligerence” within the battle in Ukraine. In Hungary, Viktor Orban's camp options her alongside Alexander Soros, who continues the liberal battle of his father, the patron of Hungarian origin George Soros. In France, the RN nominates her, with Emmanuel Macron, in its “Europe without them” marketing campaign.

This standing as a foil to the Eurosceptic camp, Mme von der Leyen acquired it by working for re-election. The marketing campaign goal of Hungarian Fidesz is, as Mr Orban stated in January, “to have a total change in Brussels with new leaders”. If he doesn’t have the facility to dam his appointment as prime minister – the choice is taken by a professional majority of the Twenty-Seven – he hopes to type a coalition between the standard proper and the far proper to dam his appointment to Parliament European. “Ursula von der Leyen is completely unfit for her job, she should be fired by June at the latest”additionally ensured the top of the Fidesz record, MEP Tamas Deutsch. “A second term (…) would be fatal to the European Union”argues Harald Vilimsky, head of the FPÖ record.

Machist overtones

The Italian Matteo Salvini, head of the League and associate of Marine Le Pen, made the report back to the German chief the primary divisive level together with his coalition companions. “Voters who choose the League will never choose a second term with von der Leyen,” declared the Vice-President of the Council on the finish of April. Its head of presidency, Giorgia Meloni, has conversely established an ongoing working relationship with the German and has by no means dominated out supporting her renewal.

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