The EU's citizens voted. But it was the heads of member states that nominated the leadership positions. Are they the best choice for the challenges facing Europe? Guests: Tom Nuttall (Economist), Milan Nic (DGAP), Emmanuelle Chaze (DW)
The nomination of Ursula von der Leyen for European Commission president is a victory for Angela Merkel, but a blow to the EU parliament. There's a lesson the parties can learn from this fiasco, says DW's Barbara Wesel.
Merkel wants German Social Democrats to stop thwarting Ursula von der Leyen's bid to lead the EU Commission. Many officials domestically and across the bloc say the defense minister's bid for the job was forced through.
For the first time in 50 years, a German is set to lead the European Commission. But it's France that will benefit most from Ursula von der Leyen's appointment, writes journalist and political scientist Jörg Himmelreich.
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