Change at the top of the EU

After weeks of thorny bargaining about the EU’s top jobs a surprise candidate emerged for the post of Commission President: Germany’s then defence minister Ursula von der Leyen. On BBC World Service, our deputy director Dr. Nicole Koenig joined former Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski and Irish Jean Monnet Professor John O’Brennan to comment on von der Leyen’s qualifications for the job as well as Merkel’s role in the European power play.

You can listen to the full radio show here. The discussion of the EU top jobs starts at minute 29:17.