A Question of Trust: Ursula Von Der Leyen Recruits Team to Win Over Brussels

Until recently, Ursula von der Leyen was largely unknown in Brussels. Now the German defense minister needs to win over a majority of the EU Parliament to secure the presidency of the European Commission. She remains an enigma to many, but is hoping some high-profile advisers can help change that.

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Author: Spiegel.de

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