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The new European Commission: Confirmation procedure and candidates

30 September 2019

The incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has unveiled the team of European Commissioners who will drive the EU’s agenda for the next five years. Ms von der Leyen, the former German defence minister, says that it will be a "geopolitical Commission," signalling an intention to position Europe as a heavyweight on the world stage. Here Clifford Chance experts, including of Counsel Michel Petite who worked for the EU for 27 years and was legal adviser to three Commission Presidents, assess the priorities for the new von der Leyen Commission.

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