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Status: 25.06.2024 14:10

Ursula von der Leyen is to stay President of the European Commission. According to media studies, the heads of state and authorities of the main European social gathering households need to nominate her once more. However, she nonetheless needs to be elected by the EU Parliament.

Shortly earlier than an important EU summit, heads of state and authorities of the main European social gathering households agreed to appoint CDU politician Ursula von der Leyen for a second time period as President of the EU Commission. This was reported by a number of media retailers, citing negotiating circles.

Other prime positions to go to Kallas and Costa

According to data from the information company dpa, the settlement additionally gives for liberal Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas to be appointed EU international coverage chief.

Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa is to be elected President of the physique of heads of state and authorities for an preliminary two-and-a-half years. In this place, the Social Democrat can be chargeable for getting ready the EU summits and chairing the working classes. If Costa does the job properly, he ought to have the ability to get a second time period in workplace, in response to present apply.

Election for 5 years

The presidency of the Commission and the submit of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs are awarded for one EU legislative interval, i.e. for roughly 5 years.

The foundation for the settlement, which nonetheless needs to be formalized on the EU summit on Thursday and Friday, is the results of the European elections simply over two weeks in the past. The center-right EPP alliance, with von der Leyen as its lead candidate, achieved by far the most effective consequence. The European social gathering household of social democrats (S&D) got here in second place and the liberals (Renew) in third place.

Von der Leyen should woo MPs

After the anticipated nomination, von der Leyen nonetheless needs to be elected by a majority within the European Parliament. To do that, she must solicit assist from MPs within the coming weeks. The vote won’t happen till the third week of July on the earliest and is taken into account the largest hurdle on the best way to a second time period in workplace. The purpose is that the election will likely be by secret poll and von der Leyen has a relatively giant variety of critics in Parliament. When she was elected in 2019, she solely acquired 9 extra votes than crucial.

The presidency of the EU Commission is by far an important place to be crammed after the European elections. The incumbent is chargeable for round 32,000 workers who, amongst different issues, make proposals for brand new EU legal guidelines and monitor compliance with the European treaties. In addition, the Commission President sits on the desk because the EU consultant at nearly all main worldwide summits such because the G7 or G20. The US journal Forbes just lately named von der Leyen the “most powerful woman in the world” once more for that reason.