On Tuesday, Ursula von der Leyen became the European Commission’s next president, narrowly winning election in the European Parliament. Photo: Xinhua

Donald Trump’s new EU foil: another ‘strong female German leader’

  • Ursula von der Leyen wins plaudits from US national security officials, but even some of her fans worry that her ascent will further fray the tenuous US-EU relationship
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On Tuesday, Ursula von der Leyen became the European Commission’s next president, narrowly winning election in the European Parliament. Photo: Xinhua
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German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference after she was elected as the new president of the EU Commission. Photo: DPA

New EU chief Ursula von der Leyen vows to uphold the rules-based order ‘the European way’

  • Victory ushers the hawkish ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel onto a path of potentially more challenging EU-China relations.
  • First-ever female head of the European Commission says ‘we want fair trade’
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German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference after she was elected as the new president of the EU Commission. Photo: DPA
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