How Germany election result could make Ursula von der Leyen the most powerful woman in EU

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How Germany election result could make Ursula von der Leyen the most powerful woman in EU

How could EU politics become dominated by French policies under Ursula von der Leyen?Hendrik Kafsack writing in the German newspaper, Frankfurter A

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How could EU politics become dominated by French policies under Ursula von der Leyen?

Hendrik Kafsack writing in the German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, said the current candidates running for power in the German elections should focus more on EU policy.

He said: “[President Ursula von der Leyen] does not give the impression that she wants to wait for German politicians to stop navel-gazing after the election campaign and the government, and return to European issues.”

If the candidates don’t start focusing on EU policy, they could see French policies dominate EU politics if Ms von der Leyen is given her own way, he added.

He explained: “Her ideas, such as the ‘chips act’ at the centre of this year’s State of the EU address are out of the toolbox of French industrial policy.



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