Can von der Leyen make a difference? Probably yes — but only modestly so.
Why MEPs should avoid small-minded, backbiting politics as they elect the EU Commission President.
Despite some obstacles, it is likely that Ursula von der Leyen will lead the next European Commission.
Why it’s right that neither Weber nor Timmermans get the nod to run the European Commission.
The system to select the new Commission President may have been well-intentioned, but it remains the private plaything of Brussels insiders with little contact to European citizens.
Europeans credit the EU with promoting peace and prosperity on the continent, but feel it is out of touch with its citizens.
A German as head of the European Commission? If this is unstoppable, leave the German man who is lined up for the post in Berlin. Instead, send a powerful German woman to Brussels.
Which development model today among the Big Three – Europe, the US or China – best fosters economic and environmental sustainability?
An “ever closer Europe” is the only way to curb the exorbitant power of the multinationals and curtail their power to “divide in order to rule.”
When it comes to urgently needed reforms, the British Prime Minister should have focused on Britain first.