For the first time since 1999, the Commission leans to the centre-left
The political composition of the European Commission 1999-2019
Europe’s new beginnings are marked by intertwined internal and external challenges as well as great deal of hope and high expectations among Europeans, who wish to see their way and standard of living protected. These challenges should be met with relevant ideas and concrete policy steps. This is why we at the Jacques Delors Institutes in Paris and Berlin have decided to publish “New Beginnings” – a briefing series that shows concrete paths forward in the policy fields we know best. more
In October 2019, the European Parliament must give its consent to von der Leyen’s Commission.
Before the Lisbon Treaty, only Jacques Santer did not reach an absolute majority in the EP