EU's new boss signals pragmatic approach in tackling Europe's big challenges
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
STRASBOURG/BERLIN — The European Union’s new boss has pledged major policy changes to address some of the bloc’s biggest problems, from migration to climate change, but will need to navigate deep divisions among member countries. German conservative Ursula von der Leyen, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will be the first woman to assume the EU’s top job when she takes over as European Commission president on Dec. 1. She has vowed to take a pragmatic approach in order to build consensus to pursue policy priorities such as tackling migration, an issue that has sowed bitter divides among the EU’s 28 member states. On...
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