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Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight (Balkan Insight)

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After EU elections in which fears of a populist surge proved unfounded, the European Council has nominated candidates for the bloc’s top jobs. But has it exacerbated the EU’s ‘democratic deficit’?

The haggling may have been unedifying, but the candidates nominated by the European Council to lead the European Union’s governing institutions are undoubtedly impressive.

If approved by the European Parliament, German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel will become president of the European Commission and Council, respectively, and Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell will serve as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

See at: https://balkaninsight.com/2019/07/08/lessons-of-the-eu-leadership-fight/

 

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