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Ursula von der LEYEN

President of the European Commission


Ursula VON DER LEYEN was elected as President of the European Commission in 2019.

As the head of the European executive, she has defined six headline ambitions for Europe for her mandate: a European Green Deal, a Europe fit for the digital age, an economy that works for people, a stronger Europe in the world, promoting our European way of life, and a new push for European democracy.

Before 2019, Ursula von der Leyen was Minister at federal level in Germany for more than 14 years, responsible for family, then labour and social affairs, and later defence.