The candidate for president of the European Commission and current Minister of Defence of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen, presents her nomination to the position of European leader this Tuesday. Muslims make up approximately 5% of the population she wants to represent. A defender of “diversity” in society, this Christian Democrat has promoted the next incorporation of rabbis and imams to the German Army, but she did not always have an inclusive policy.
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The acting Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, will become the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy next Novembre. In his new job as head of European diplomacy, Borrell will also deal with issues including the common European defense and migration from outside the EU.
Even members of the European People’s Party to which Viktor Orbán‘s Fidesz belongs voted in favour of applying Article 7 of the EU Treaty to Hungary. They see “a clear risk of serious violation” of the values of the European Union in the Magyar Government, as does the majority of the European Parliament (EP). It was a historical vote, but its consequences remain doubtful .