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Politico: The road to von der Leyen’s re-election in the EU is narrowing

Ursula von der Leyen is fighting to secure a second term at the presidency of the European Commission (EU), but the situation for her is getting difficult according to the latest developments. The German needs the support of the Renew group to secure her a new term, but the sudden decision of the Czech Andrej Babis to withdraw his 7 MEPs was another bad sign writes Politico. Just days before the Summit where European leaders will decide on her future, Renew Europe, one of the 3 parties that von der Leyen hoped would support her, is “bleeding” losing seats in the European Parliament. “Simple math … makes it very difficult for von der Leyen at the moment,” said Jakob Moroza-Rasmussen, former Secretary General of the pan-European liberal ALDE party. The sudden decision last Friday by Czech populist Andrej Babis to withdraw his seven MEPs from Renew Europe was another negative development for liberals in […]
Source: News Beast

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