DECRYPTION – After two years at the head of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen is still seeking her place in the subtle European balances.
Smooth, mistress of herself and always restrained, Ursula von der Leyen remains an enigma. Almost two years after taking the helm of the Commission, many have not solved the mystery. Who is “VDL”? Who is this woman with cold and artificial communication? “Quite frankly, I don’t know», Slips a senior official of the Union. “It’s an impossible equation for her. A President of the Commission is not a President of Europe supposed to elicit personal support and embody a European contractAnother sweeps.
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Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker, his predecessor, had nevertheless succeeded where the former German Minister of Defense is struggling. It still has not found its place in the subtle European balances. And there are many criticisms of it. There is of course an element of sexism in these attacks. “There is no chemistry. Neither in the Commission, nor in the European Parliament, nor among the Member States“, abstract
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