Ursula von der Leyen
Event date: 03/07/2019
On 2 July 2019, Ursula von der Leyen was nominated by the European Council for the Presidency of the European Commission.
If confirmed by the European Parliament, she will be the first woman and the first German since Walter Hallstein to hold the office.
She is a German politician, serving as Minister of Defence since 2013 and is a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU).