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#EUelections2019 - Margrethe VESTAGER, lead candidate for the ALDE as member of the Team Europe

Event date: 15/04/2019

#EUelections2019 - Margrethe VESTAGER, lead candidate for the ALDE as member of the Team Europe

At its party meeting on 21 March in Brussels, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) party nominated its team of seven lead candidates (Team Europe) for the presidency of the European Commission.  Margrethe Vestager is the candidate taking part in the May 15 Eurovision debate. Other members of Team Europe are Nicola Beer, Emma Bonino, Violeta Bulc, Katalin Cseh, Luis Garicano and Guy Verhofstadt. 

Margrethe VESTAGER, 51 (Radikale Venstre, Denmark), since 2014 serves as the European Commissioner for Competition. Previously, she was the Minister for Economic and Interior Affairs (2011) and the Minister for Education (1998) in Denmark. The candidate obtained her degree in Economics at the University of Copenhagen (1993).

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The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) party nominated its team of seven lead candidates (Team Europe) for the President of the European Commission, ahead of the May 2019 European Parliament elections.

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