Ursula von der Leyen: First woman to lead the European executive

July 17, 2019

Hat: Ursula von der Leyen: First woman to lead the European executive

Funding Scheme: 2019-07-17

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As one of the main institutions of European Union, the European Commission has a number of important functions among which are legislation initiation, management of policies and the annual budget. 

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On July 16 2019, an election was held in the European Parliament for the successor of the current President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. With 383 votes, Ursula von der Leyen enters European history as the first woman elected to head the European Commission. 

For the next term, President-elect Von der Leyen has planned an ambitious programme with a strong focus on climate, gender and economic strengthening. For instance, she supports the objective of reducing carbon emissions by 50% in 2030, or even by 55%. 

Url description: France 24 - Ursula von der Leyen elected President of the European Commission

Url: https://www.france24.com/fr/20190716-ursula-von-der-leyen-tete-commission-europeenne-allemagne-presidence

Url info description: Press room - European Commission - Opening speech of the plenary session

Url info: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-19-4230_fr.htm