15 iulie 2019

The Brief: Von der Leyen's path back to Brussels, Macron in Serbia, INF Treaty discussions continue


Who is Ursula von der Leyen? Ursula von der Leyen is often described as a "political outsider," but her path to Brussels' top job began in the Belgian capital itself. Von der Leyen was born in 1958 in the quiet district of Brussels called Ixelles. Europe was immediately part of her life, as her father Ernest Albrecht was a civil servant at the newly-created European Commission. She spent her first thirteen years at the European School, where she learned French and English. However, she had to [...]