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  • 18th July 2019 - 09:47 GMT

The European Movement International welcomes the election of Ursula von der Leyen

The European Movement International congratulates Ursula von der Leyen on her election as next President of the European Commission. As the first ever woman to hold this position, her election sends a positive message to women across Europe. To this end, we very much welcome her intentions to ensure gender equality among the College of Commissioners and support her ambitions in advancing European cooperation in areas such as environmental protection, rule of law, migration and social rights. Only through cooperation and common solutions can we be successful in addressing the challenges that lie ahead and deliver a stronger and more united Europe that empowers citizens from all walks of life.

Eva Maydell MEP, President of the European Movement International says: “The European Parliament has made history by electing Ursula von der Leyen as the first ever woman to head the European Commission. Congratulations to her on this success – we will work together towards delivering a European Union that strives for more.”

Seeking to encourage the active participation of citizens and stakeholders from a cross-section of sectors, the European Movement International pursues the development of European solutions to our common challenges by bringing together civil society, business, trade unions, NGOs, political parties, local authorities and academia.

You can find out more about our policy positions in some of the areas that are at the core of the EU’s priorities here.

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