Excerpt: While announcing the nominations for top jobs in the EU government, president of the European Council Donald Tusk lead with the unanimity of the vote, and the fact they chose two women and two men. ‘A perfect balance,’ he said. ‘I’m really happy about it. After all, Europe is a woman.’ Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee for president of the European Commission, and a defence minister in Germany whose time in office has been plagued by scandals, may have wished for a greater recommendation than that.
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