Ursula von der Leyen – political guidelines

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Ursula von der Leyen


On 16 July 2019, Ursula von der Leyen (DE, EPP), the designated Candidate for President of the European Commission – chosen and backed by the European Council, presented her political guidelines for the upcoming five years to the Members of European Parliament. In it she has made promises to win the support of other groups such as the liberals and socialists to create the needed majority. Nevertheless, for some of these reforms to succeed an approval from Member States is required too.

Her Political Guidelines focus on six headline ambitions for Europe over the next five years and well beyond:

  • A European Green Deal
  • An economy that works for people
  • A Europe fit for the digital age
  • Protecting our European way of life
  • A stronger Europe in the world
  • A new push for European democracy

full note available on FE members area