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Juncker wants German defence minister to be EU commissioner

19.06.14 @ 18:34

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German press reported Thursday that Jean-Claude Juncker, running to be next EU commission president, wants the country's defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, to be a commissioner if socialist Martin Schulz is not nominated. Juncker aides, reports Tagesspiegel, say the Luxembourger wants "four in ten" commissioners to be women.