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Formation of von der Leyen Commission advances

Sep 11, 2019 | News

(09 September 2019) – President-elect Ursula von der Leyen today gave her agreement to the draft list of Commissioners-designate provided to her by the Council of the European Union.

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This follows a series of formal interviews President-elect von der Leyen held, over the past weeks, with each of the persons suggested by the Member States as candidates for Commissioner.

Ursula von der Leyen was proposed as candidate for President of the European Commission by the European Council on 2 July 2019.

On the basis of the Political Guidelines she set out before the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen was elected to become next President of the European Commission by a majority of 387 votes in the European Parliament plenary session of 16 July 2019.

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