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Laying the foundations for a successful Commission presidency. 19 July 2019

Greubel, Johannes (2019) Laying the foundations for a successful Commission presidency. 19 July 2019. [Policy Paper]

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    The European Parliament (EP) has elected Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission with a slim majority of 383 votes. However, this narrow victory, which according to some she only accomplished with the support of Eurosceptic parties, does not have to result in a weak presidency. Von der Leyen has until the confirmation of her college in October to convince the more sceptical Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and gain more support from the pro-European political groups in the EP. To make her presidency a success, von der Leyen should flesh out her programme, work towards forming a strong pro-European majority and secure a binding mandate for reforming the process of (s)electing the EU’s leadership.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Commission
    Subjects for EU documents: 1-test
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Institutional Author: European Union, November 1993 to date > Commission
    Series: Series > European Policy Centre > Policy Brief
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 16:13
    Number of Pages: 2
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 16:31

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