Surprise victory for German Foreign Minister in race for EU Commission chief

File pic of Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von den Leyen has been nominated as the new head of the European Commission as the front-runners were rejected by EU leaders. She will now need to be approved by the European Parliament, where earlier new Brexit Party MEPs decided to turn their backs when the Ode to Joy was played in the chamber.

Gerry is pleased that a woman has been chose, and that Jean Claude-Juncker is leaving his post…

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