Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen has been largely silent since being nominated for the European Commission presidency on Tuesday, besides a quick “hallo, hello, salut” on Wednesday afternoon.
Yet the longest-serving member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet — she led the family ministry and the social affairs ministry before becoming defense minister in 2013 — has given plenty of interviews over the years.
Here’s the European Council nominee for Commission president in her own words on subjects ranging from foreign policy to gender equality.
One quote in particular has been making the rounds since von der Leyen’s name started floating as an …read more
Source: European Voice