Tag Archives: Ursula von der Leyen

EU Politics: A Narrow Vote for Progress

Can von der Leyen make a difference? Probably yes — but only modestly so.

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Germany’s SPD on the War Path Against von der Leyen

Why MEPs should avoid small-minded, backbiting politics as they elect the EU Commission President.

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Winners and Losers in Europe

Europe and the EU have undergone great changes in recent times. Here are five winners and five losers.

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Four Reasons Why von der Leyen Can Prevail

Despite some obstacles, it is likely that Ursula von der Leyen will lead the next European Commission.

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EU: A Workable Deal on the Top Jobs

A deal on how to fill the top jobs in Europe is almost across the line. The actual candidates however are somewhat surprising.

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Germans Live in Interesting Times

Four questions about the country’s near-term political path.

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France: Sovereignty as a Blocking Statute

Is French leadership strong only when opposing action? Have German leaders finally learned to be diplomatic?

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America’s Mommy Wars: A Transatlantic Perspective

Are German women justified in admiring the progress on gender equity that American women have made in the workplace?

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