Von Der Leyen's Plan for Europe 'We Need To Overcome this Division'

Now that outgoing German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected as the next president of the European Commission, she will have to figure out how to build bridges between the Continent's antagonistic member states and the political camps in the European Parliament.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen after learning of her victory in the vote to decide the next president of the European Commission. "Brussels, this is like a homecoming for me," she says.

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen after learning of her victory in the vote to decide the next president of the European Commission. "Brussels, this is like a homecoming for me," she says.

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