EU Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen has pledged to present a European Green Deal and to increase the number of women in government. She has presented the team to help her achieve those aims.
The European Parliament will vote on the new commission on Wednesday, after a month's delay. President-elect Ursula von der Leyen wants it to be "geopolitical," green and cost-effective.
"Soft power" will no longer be enough if the EU wants to assert itself on the world stage, the incoming EU Commission head said. Ursula von der Leyen added that Brexit has "strengthened" unity within the bloc.
The European Commission is launching infringement proceedings against the UK for its failure to nominate a candidate for EU Commissioner. London wais "in breach of its EU Treaty obligations," the Commission said.
With time running out until the European Commission is set to start work, Ursula von der Leyen urged Boris Johnson to propose candidates. The EU's president-elect has struggled to overcome delays in assembling her team.
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